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Irving Man Arrested On Felony DWI Charge Following I-30 Traffic Crash

Eric Stephen Gambrell

A 56-year-old Irving man reportedly involved in a crash was arrested Thursday afternoon for felony driving while intoxicated.

Sulphur Springs police responded to a reported crash on Interstate 30 west at mile marker 127 at 3:13 p.m. Thursday. SSPD Officer Adrian Pruitt contacted 56-year-old Eric Stephen Gambrell of Irving upon arrival, the officer noted in arrest reports.

Pruitt alleged Gambrell was unsteady on his feet, often stumbling and holding onto things to keep him from falling, had glassy, red bloodshot eyes and an alcohol odor was smelled on him. The Irving man admitted to drinking but refused to perform standard field sobriety tests, Pruitt alleged in arrest reports.

Gambrell was taken to jail, where he reportedly agreed to a blood test. The blood sample was taken at the hospital at 4 p.m. June 20. He was returned to jail, where he was booked for DWI, marking at least the third time he’s been charged with the offense, according to arrest reports.

The Irving man remained in the county jail Friday afternoon, June 21. Bond was set at $10,000 on the felony DWI charge, according to jail reports.

Author: Faith Huffman

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