Mora County man passes out during struggle with police

Mora County man passes out during struggle with police

From the Las Vegas Optic

A struggle with officers during a traffic stop led to a man being placed in a headlock and losing consciousness, court records show.

Just before 3 a.m. on Nov. 18, Las Vegas Police pulled a car over for speeding. According to a statement of probable cause filed in San Miguel Magistrate Court, one officer spoke to the woman driving as a second officer spoke to the passenger, 23-year-old Daniel A. Gallegos, of Cleveland, N.M.

When the officer spotted a knife on the center console of the car, he ordered Gallegos and the woman to exit the vehicle. As an officer checked Gallegos for weapons, Gallegos pulled away from him and turned to face him, according to police.