The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department made three separate arrests of men Friday and Saturday who moved and then drove around a barricade put up by TXDOT to keep people off a flooded road. The incidents involved a barricade placed on FM 71 West near the Delta County Line. A 60-year old Sulphur Springs man was arrested Friday and a 30-year old Yantis man and a 49-year old Commerce man Saturday.
The 60-year old Sulphur Springs man was arrested for moving and driving around a barricade put up by TXDOT to prevent people from driving on a flooded roadway in Hopkins County. A Sheriff’s deputy saw the man go around the barricade on FM 71 West half a mile east of the Delta County line at around 5:45 p.m. Friday. . The driver told authorities he was being nosy and wanted to observe how bad the road was flooded. The deputy stopped the man about fifty yards from where water was flowing over the roadway.
Then Saturday two more were arrested, a 30-year old Yantis man at 308 p.m. and a 49-year old Commerce man at 7:56 p.m. The Sulphur Springs man and the Commerce indicated they were curious to see how much flooding there was while the Yantis man expressed an interest in doing some crawdad fishing.
JP Brad Cummings set a $1,000 bond for each of the three.