A vehicle reportedly involved in a pursuit that started in Rockwall, TX was located by Sulphur Springs police at 7 Star Truck Stop late Thursday night. Authorities had already called off the pursuit when the vehicle was located. The blue Kia Forte was impounded and at least two people were arrested on one misdemeanor charge each, according to arrest reports.
Sulphur Springs police responded to a complaint of suspected intoxicated people at the West Shannon Road truck stop at 10:48 p.m. Their car matched the description of the wanted vehicle. There were at least two women traveling together with the vehicle.
One officer contacted a 40-year-old woman, identified as the driver of the car. She was alleged to be unstable on her feet, displayed heavy eyes and slurred speech. However, the officer reported smelling no alcohol as she spoke. She did display all six clues of intoxication on horizontal gaze nystagmus tests, leading the officer to believe she was under the influence of narcotics and, thus, represented a danger to herself and others, the officer alleged in arrest reports.
The second patrol officer contacted a female passenger in the car. He claimed in arrest reports that he noticed a red plastic bag that contained a crystal-like residue between her door and the seat she was sitting in. Thus, a probable cause search was conducted. The officer alleged a glass pipe of the kind commonly used to smoke crack cocaine and another red plastic bag with a brown residue were found. The passenger, a 36-year-old Dallas woman, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.
The driver allegedly admitted to using heroine earlier in the day, one officer alleged in arrest reports. Police alleged the 40-year-old’s physical state continued to deteriorate while he was in contact with her, so EMS was called to evaluate her. She was administered Narcan, a medication that can help reverse an opioid overdose, and was transported to the local emergency room due to her level of narcotics intoxication, according to arrest reports.
Once released from the hospital, the 40-year-old was transferred to jail, where she was booked for public intoxication.
The car, which was reportedly blocking the fuel pumps, was impounded.
Both remained in the county jail Friday morning, according to jail reports.