A Hopkins County Deputy was called to an accident on FM 69N at 5:53 p.m. Tuesday. The caller told dispatch that a 1998 Buick Lasabre ran off the road and struck a culvert. When the officer arrived, he found James Warren Hiller, Sr., 63, of Dike in the driver’s seat. A strong odor of alcoholic beverage was on his person. Hiller could not stand on his own, had slurred speech, and was not able to complete a field sobriety test. By his actions, he refused a breath specimen. A warrant for a blood draw was ordered.
Hiller is in Hopkins County Jail charged with Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More and is being held on a $25,000 bond.