New Mexico police have released video of the moment Jeff Irving, 33, allegedly drove through the opening parade of the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial Centennial Celebration in early August. The video shows dancers jumping out of the way as an SUV speeds toward them.
Footage also captured a mother grabbing her child to jump out of the way and the SUV narrowly missing a man in a wheelchair. Dashcam video showed the aftermath of the incident while officers move in, and families leave the event in confusion. A man at the parade explained how he jumped into the SUV to stop Irving.
Police said Irving blew 2.4 to 3 times the legal limit for driving. Irving faces more than a dozen felonies for leaving the scene and causing serious injuries. He’s also charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). According to prosecutors on the case, Irving has a history of not showing up to court, and he got his first DWI when he was 17.