A 33-year-old Sulphur Springs man was jailed early Friday morning after allegedly recklessly speeding through a residential area and downtown until the truck he was driving “lost a wheel.” The passenger, a 35-year-old Sulphur Springs man, was also arrested.
Police reported seeing two men leaving a Georgia Street location, where a disturbance was reported. A had man allegedly punched a resident in the face, damaged a door and was leaving in a pickup.
The officer reported seeing a pickup traveling at a high rate of speed on Georgia Street and attempted to catch up to the pickup, which the officer alleged to be traveling at a speed of more than 60 miles per hour on Davis Street.
The pickup driver reportedly ignored stop signs at multiple intersections, including those on Peach Street, Davis Street, Main Street, Gilmer Street, Connally Street, Church Street and Houston Street, while maintaining unsafe speeds on those roads. The pickup didn’t begin slowing until its front passenger side wheel came off and struck a road sign, then stopped on Houston Street at Church Street, the patrol officer alleged in arrest reports.
A Hopkins County sheriff’s deputy arrived to assist with the stop. The driver was arrested just before 1 a.m. Friday for reckless driving, a misdemeanor charge.
The passenger allegedly had glassy, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, was unsteady on his feet when standing and walking. A strong odor of alcohol also reportedly emitted form him, resulting in the 35-year-old man’s arrest for public intoxication.