A 24-year-old Sulphur Springs man alleged to have followed his ex-girlfriend from a disturbance toward the sheriff’s office ended up going to jail for drunk driving, according to sheriff’s reports.
Sulphur Springs police first became aware of the man after stopping a white pickup about 2:50 a.m. Thursday in the 300 block of Rosemont Street for a taillight violation. As he did, the officer reported seeing a white Toyota Corolla that appeared to have been following the truck pull into a nearby parking lot.
The officer asked if the car was following her and she allegedly told the officer the man was her ex-boyfriend. She claimed she was driving to the sheriff’s office in reference to a disturbance involving the man, according to police reports.
The policeman reported the white car pulled in behind him, while he was talking to the woman. The woman was asked but reportedly denied having been assaulted. She reportedly claimed the man had been drinking alcohol, they’d become involved in a verbal altercation and he didn’t want her to leave the residence.
Police reported the man had glassy eyes and an alcohol odor emitted from his breath while talking to the officer. The officer, in arrest reports, noted that he observed what appeared to be vomit on one shoulder and that the man was not wearing pants, only boxer shorts.
The officer had the man step out of his vehicle and conducted standard field sobriety tests. Based on those results and a breath test at the sheriff’s office, the so the man was arrested for DWI, according to arrest reports.