Sulphur Springs police were dispatched to check on a man reported to be “acting very unusual.” The 50-year-old Sulphur Springs man was alleged to be crawling on the ground in a parking lot in the 600 block of Bellview Street, running up and down the street.
Upon arrival, police found the a man who they reported was unsteady on his feet, had injuries to his elbows, slurred speech and resting nystagmus. The man claimed to have blood pressure and blood sugar issues, so EMS was called to check the man’s health status, police noted in arrest reports.
The man reportedly continued to be unsteady on his feet when walking to the ambulance, and was reported by EMS personnel to have a fast heartbeat, to be dehydrated and in the medical services person’s professional opinion appeared to be under the influence of something, officers alleged in arrest reports.
The arresting office also indicated he believed the man to be under the influence of some type of narcotic based on his behavior and status, and thus, a danger to himself and others in his condition. When he refused to go with EMS to the hospital, police placed him into custody and took him to jail for public intoxication, according to arrest reports.
Friday’s arrest marks the second time this month the man has been arrested by local authorities for public intoxication. He was also arrested July 12 on the Class C misdemeanor charge. Both times, he spent the night in jail and was released the next day, according to jail reports.