A deputy dispatched to check on a stranded motorist ended up taking the driver to jail Thursday evening after the car was determined to have been stolen from Mesquite.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Greer was dispatched at 5:39 p.m. July 18 to the south Interstate 30 service road in Brashear, where to check on the motorist in a car reportedly creating a traffic hazard. Upon arrival, Greer reported finding a Nissan Altima between the east bound lanes of Interstate 30 near the 114 mile marker and the south service road. The front of the vehicle was reportedly partially blocking the westbound lane of the service road.
In the vehicle was 21-year-old Janie Louise Brogin of Fort Worth, who said she was traveling from Fort Worth and had run out of gas, Greer alleged in arrest reports. A records check of the car’s license plate number reportedly revealed the car been reported to Mesquite Police Department as stolen.
Consequently, Brogin was jailed for unauthorized use of a vehicle and the car was impounded, according to arrest reports.