A two vehicle accident on State Highway 11E led to the DWI arrest of one of the drivers.
Hopkins County Deputies informed the DPS Trooper investigating the accident that the driver of one of the vehicles seemed to be intoxicated. The Trooper performed a field sobriety test on the driver at the scene and found him to indeed be intoxicated. In man’s auto was an open alcoholic beverage container and 2 ounces of marijuana.
The Sulphur Springs man is in Hopkins County jail charged with misdemeanors of Driving While Intoxicated/Open Alcohol Container, Possession of Marijuana under 2 oz., and Failure to Control Speed.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging drivers to help make the holidays safer by driving sober and using extra caution. Local law enforcement and DPS Troopers are on alert during the holiday season looking for drunk drivers, speeders, seat belt violators and other dangerous drivers. During the 8-day Christmas and New Year’s holiday enforcement effort last year, DPS troopers made 466 DWI arrests and issued 9,174 speeding citations, and 893 seat belt and child safety seat citations.