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Police: Man who rams gate arrested

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By David Giuliani

Joe Abeyta apparently really wanted to get into the cemetery in Los Vigiles, state police said. And he did.

Now, he’s facing the consequences.

Around 12:30 p.m. Jan. 11, state police got a call that a man was ramming the gate to the cemetery. When officers arrived, they found that Abeyta, 45, of Las Vegas, had gotten in and was very drunk, state police Lt. Craig Martin said.

“He rammed the gate at the cemetery and broke it. He said he was going to visit family buried in the cemetery,” Martin said. “He was obviously intoxicated at an early hour.”

Martin blew a .24 blood-alcohol content, three times the legal limit, police said.

State police arrested Abeyta for drunken driving.