At Least 5 Arrested Over Weekend On DWI Charges

At least five people were booked into the county jail over the weekend on driving while intoxicated charges, including one man accused of felony DWI, one who ran into a ditch and two on warrants.

Joe Daniel Adams

Joe Daniel Adams, 33, of Marshal was arrested at 7:53 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 30 by troopers for a third or more driving while intoxicated offense. Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers Chris Sorley and Rebekah Saathoff responded with county officers at mile marker 115, where they stopped a motorist reported for driving at more than 100 miles per hour on I-30, according to arrest reports.

The driver was allegedly identified using a Texas Department of Criminal Justice card as 33-year-old Joe Daniel Adams of Marshal. The officers reported smelling alcohol on him; he also had red eyes, slurred speech and dilated pupils, troopers alleged in arrest reports. He allegedly told them he was not going to do standardized field sobriety tests. When he was asked to at least try to do the tests, he agreed he would, according to arrest reports. The man swayed while in the instructional position for horizontal gaze nystagmus tests and refused to do the HGN test.

The man allegedly admitted to officers that he’d consumed two 24-ounce beers. He agreed to do the walk and turn test and one-legged stand sobriety tests. However, when placed in position for them, he fell off balance. When asked to start over, he fell off balance again and put his hands behind his back. He refused further testing and was taken into custody for suspicion of DWI.

The 33-year-old Marshal man refused to provide either a breath or blood sample for analysis, so a warrant was sought from and signed by Judge Clay Harrison, according to arrest reports. He allegedly warned officers he would resist the blood draw. Deputies transported him to the hospital for the sample. True to his word, troopers alleged in arrest reports, Adams resisted when it was time for him to be stuck with a needle. Troopers Saatthoff and Sorley, and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputies Tanner Steward and Drew Fisher had to hold Adams down to restrain him so the sample could be taken. Afterward, Adams was transported to jail, where he was booked at 11:40 p.m. Sept. 7 for DWI, third or more offense.

He remained in custody Monday morning, Sept. 9, on the third-degree felony charge. Bond was set at $25,000, according to jail reports.


In a separate incident, a 38-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested at 10:25 p.m. Sept. 7 on Fuller Street for surety off bond on a driving while intoxicated. Sulphur Springs police officer responded to a call of a possible murder in the 800 block of Fuller Street.

Upon arrival, they found the man inside the residence, where he was reported to be highly intoxicated. A records check showed a warrant for his arrest for surety off bond on a second offense DWI charge. Officers were unsuccessful in locating the girlfriend. He was jailed on the warrant; the offense was alleged to have occurred on Sept. 5, according to arrest reports.

He was released from jail Sunday, Sept. 8, on $2,000 bond on the charge, according to jail reports.


At 5:01 a.m. Sept. 7, sheriff’s deputies arrested a 30-year-old Sulphur Springs man for driving while intoxicated.

Deputies were dispatched to a complaint of a possible drunk driver on State Highway 11, west of FM 1870, where a Dodge Dakota reported ran off the road and was stuck in a ditch.

A deputy conducted field sobriety tests on the Sulphur Springs man, on whom he alleged a strong alcohol odor was smelled. The man allegedly claimed he’d fallen asleep driving. He failed standard field sobriety tests and was taken to jail for further investigation of DWI, the deputy alleged in arrest reports.

The man allegedly agreed to a blood draw for analysis; the sample was taken at the hospital and he was booked into jail on the DWI charge, according to arrest reports.

He was released from the county jail Sept. 8 on a $1,000 bond. His arrest Sept. 2 marked the second time this year he has been jailed locally on an intoxication charge. He was jailed and later released from Hopkins County jail on Feb. 15 on a public intoxication charge, according to jail reports.


A 29-year-old Wills Point man was arrested in Winnsboro and released to Hopkins County deputies at 10:43 p.m. Sept. 7 on Hopkins County warrants for DWI and not taking care of failure to maintain financial responsibility, unsafe speed and driving while license invalid, according to arrest reports.

He was released from jail Sept. 8 on $1,000 bond on the DWI charge, according to jail reports.


A 21-year-old Sherwood, Arkansas man was arrested at 10:31 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, by DPS troopers for driving while intoxicated. He was reportedly stopped on I-30 at mile marker 120 for speeding. While talking with the driver, the trooper alleged he could smell alcohol on the man. The Arkansas man allegedly showed numerous clues of intoxication on arrest reports and tested 0.118 on a portable breath test, which his well over the 0.08 limit. The driver was arrested. The Toyota Camry was released to the passenger. The man reportedly voluntarily provided a blood sample for testing. He was arrested for DWI and issued a speeding ticket, troopers alleged in arrest reports.

He remained in the county jail Sept. 9. Bond was set at $1,000 on the DWI charge, according to jail reports.

Author: Faith Huffman

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