Justin Karl Roderick, 61, of Sulphur Springs was arrested at 6:02 p.m. on South Hillcrest Drive by Suphur Springs Police Officer Sean Hoffman for driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.
Hoffman was dispatched to the 1700 block of South Broaway Street, where a person was reportedly drinking alcohol while driving his vehicle on the road. Hoffman saw Roderick driving a Chevrolet Uplander on South Broadway Street at Wildcat Way and attempted a traffic stop, but was unable to do so.
Hoffman reported he did contact the man when he stopped at Pilot Travel Center. The officer said he told the man police had received a complaint he’d been drinking and driving, and asked him if he was drinking and driving. The man, identified in arrest reports as Justin Karl Roderick, allegedly admitted to having an open beer in the vehicle, and that he had several beers prior to the officer contacting him.
Roderick had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, and exhibited six of six clues on horizontal gaze nystagmus tests, and showed him to be intoxicated on a breath test, Hoffman alleged in arrest reports.
Roderick remained in the county jail late Thursday morning, May 2. His bond was set at $10,000 on the felony DWI charge, according to jail reports.