Texas Department of Public Safety troopers July 4 made five arrests following five traffic stops. Two were for traffic offenses and three on alcohol and drug charges.
Trooper Arturo Ugalde arrested 20-year-old Eduardo Austin Delgado Torres of Sulphur Springs on Interstate 30 west at mile marker 119 on three possession of controlled substance charges.
Ugalde reported stopping a Honda Accord at 8:16 p.m. July 4 for speeding; Delgado Torres was driving. On contact, Ugalde reported smelling a marijuana odor coming from the vehicle. Delgado Torres allegedly admitted to being in possession of a marijuana joint and THC edibles.
A probable cause search of the car revealed THC edible, the trooper alleged in arrest reports. Consequently, Delgado Torres was taken into custody for possessing the substance.
The 20-year-old then allegedly admitted to having Xanax and hydrocodone pills in his sock. He was taken to the jail, where he was found to be in possession of several acetaminophen hydrocodone and Xanax, resulting in and additional charge for each item and the car being towed, Ugalde alleged in arrest reports.
Consequently, Delgado Torres was jailed for possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance for having the hydrocodone, possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance for the THC edibles and possession of less than 28 grams of a Penalty Group 3 controlled substance, the Xanax, according to arrest reports.
He was released from the county jail July 5. Bond was set at $25,000 on the Penalty Group 1 charge, $10,000 on the Penalty Group 2 charge and $2,000 on the Penalty Group 3 charge, according to jail reports.
Trooper Rebekah Saathoff was also credited in reports as assisting with the traffic stop.
Earlier in the day, Ugalde also arrested a 44-year-old Garland man for possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, the same charge he was wanted in another county.
Ugalde reported stopping a Hyundai for an obscured license plate and defective stop light on State Highway 11 at 5:34 p.m. July 4.
A bag of marijuana was found on the ground between the man’s vehicle and the trooper’s patrol vehicle. The Garland man allegedly admitted to throwing the bag out the window as he stopped the car.
A records check showed the warrant. The man was arrested on both charges, according to arrest reports.
Saathoff was also credited in reports as assisting on the traffic stop, according to reports.
The Garland man was released from the county jail July 5; bond was set at $1,000 each on the misdemeanor marijuana charges, according to jail reports.
A 55-year-old Saltillo man stopped at 1:07 p.m. by troopers for driving on the wrong side of State Highway 11 in a no passing zone was arrested for driving while intoxicated, after a breath test showed him to be more than twice the legal blood alcohol content on breath tests.
During the traffic stop, DPS Trooper Shawn Droddy reported smelling alcohol on the driver. With assistance from Trooper Ugalde, standard field sobriety tests were administered using Spanish dialog; the man showed clues of intoxication and was read his rights in Spanish by Ugalde, Droddy alleged in arrest reports.
The Saltillo man allegedly agreed to submit to a breath test, with two results of 0.206, well over the 0.08 legal limit, resulting in the man’s arrest for DWI, according to arrest reports.
The 55-year-old remained in the county jail Friday; bond was set at $1,000 on the misdemeanor DWI charge, according to jail reports.
Trooper William Gillentine made two traffic stops July 4 that resulted in driving while license invalid arrests.
Gillentine first stopped a Richardson woman, 27, at 2:56 p.m. July 4 for driving a Toyota Camry 33 miles per hour in the 20 mph speed zone on FM 3505 at Cooper Lake State Park.
A records check showed the woman’s license to be invalid, and that she’d previously been convicted for not having a valid license in 2018, the trooper alleged in arrest reports. The woman was arrested and her car was released to her aunt, according to arrest reports. Saathoff was credited in reports as assisting on the traffic stop.
The Richardson woman was released from the county jail Friday morning. Bond was et at $1,000 on the charge, according to jail reports.
Gillentine also arrested an Irving man, 27, at 11:09 p.m. July 4 on Interstate 30 for driving while license invalid with previous conviction. The trooper first noticed the man because he passed him with the high beam lights on in the Ford F150 he was driving. The trooper stopped him and told the trooper the high-beam indicator didn’t work so he didn’t know the lights were on.
He allegedly handed the man an ID card when asked for his driver’s license. A records check reportedly showed his license to be invalid due with a prior DWLI conviction in 2018.
Consequently, the man was arrested on the charge; the truck was released to a member of the driver’s family, according to arrest reports.
The 27-year-old Irving man was released from the county jail Friday. Bond on the charge was set at $1,000, according to jail reports.