Two men were booked into Hopkins County jail Friday on driving while intoxicated charges following minor vehicle crashes; the youngest man was alleged to have been in possession of methamphetamine, according to arrest reports. A Marshall man was also reportedly picked up in another county on a Hopkins County warrant for violating probation on a DWI charge.
Authorities reported finding a Chevrolet Silverado stuck in the barrow ditch on Shannon Road, about 100 feet from Helm Lane, at 9:10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. The man with the truck was identified in arrest and jail reports as Daniel A. Rosales-Banuelos.
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Christopher Sorley reported smelling an alcohol odor on contact with the 28-year-old Sulphur Springs man. Rosales allegedly admitted to having consumed two beers before leaving a Shannon Road restaurant. He was allegedly determined to be intoxicated using standard field sobriety tests.
Rosales was taken into custody for DWI an the vehicle was inventoried prior to impound. Found were a bag containing methamphetamine residue in an Altoids can, an empty bottle of alcohol bottle in the vehicle and a bag containing suspected methamphetamine inside a wallet, along with his ID cards, Sorley alleged in arrest reports.
The 28-year-old Sulphur Springs man allegedly agreed to give a blood sample for testing, and was taken to the hospital where the sample was taken for testing of blood content prior to being booked into the county jail for driving while intoxicated and possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.
Later Dec. 20, a second DWI crash was reported. Sulphur Springs police were dispatched at 7:14 p.m. to State Highway 11 west at Hillcrest Drive, where a Chevrolet HHR reported struck a guard rail and stopped a short distance away when a tire on the vehicle went flat.
Upon arrival, police contacted the driver, who was reportedly sitting in the driver’s seat, slumped over to his right side. The man appeared to the officer to be asleep and had saliva coming out of his mouth, officers alleged in arrest reports. Police reported seeing an open Angry Orchard beer could be seen next to him in the console, more than one bottle of 99 Gold tequila in the passenger’s side floorboard and another in in his pocket.
After contacting him, police asked the 42-year-old Sulphur Springs man to exit the vehicle. The man was alleged to have slurred speech, glassy bloodshot eyes and to be unsteady on his feet. A horizontal gaze nystagmus test was attempted, but the man was unable to perform it, arrest reports alleged. The man was taken to jail by another officer who’d arrived to assist, according to arrest reports.
When asked, the 42-year-old man allegedly refused to submit to either breath or blood tests, so the officers sought and obtained a warrant requiring the blood test. The blood sample was taken at the hospital, then the man was booked into jail for DWI with an open container, according to arrest reports. He remained in the county jail on the charge Saturday morning, Dec. 21, according to jail reports.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office staff were notified a 56-year-old Marshall man had been arrested in Harrison County on a Hopkins County warrant. Deputy Elijah Fite traveled to Harrison County jail, took the man into custody and transported him to Hopkins County jail, where he was booked at 12:51 p.m. Dec. 20 on the warrant for violation of probation on the driving while intoxicated charge, according to arrest reports. He remained in the county jail Saturday morning, Dec. 21, on the charge, according to jail reports.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.