A 46-year-old Dike woman was reportedly jailed on a drunk driving charge Wednesday afternoon, following a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 30 in Sulphur Springs. The woman allegedly had an almost empty pint of brandy when troopers contacted her, and tested twice the legal limit on breath tests, according to arrest reports.
A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper reported responding at 5:10 p.m. Dec. 11 near mile post 126 on I-30 to assist a Sulphur Springs police officer, who indicated to the trooper he suspected the driver of the vehicle to be intoxicated.
Upon arrival, the trooper reported seeing a sedan crashed in the median between the north service road and westbound lane of I-30. A female was also leaning against the driver’s side of the car, and several liquid containers, including a pint of brandy that was almost empty, were reportedly seen on the roof of the vehicle, the trooper alleged in arrest reports.
The woman reportedly admitted she’d been driving the car when it crashed. When asked how much she’d had to drink, she allegedly told the trooper she’d had a few drinks. When he asked again, to clarify how much she’d consumed after the crash, she said she’d had nothing to drink after the crash, the trooper alleged in arrest reports.
The woman was alleged to have bloodshot eyes, extremely slurred speech and difficulty maintaining her balance while walking. She reportedly denied being sick or injured, and said she did not have any injuries or illness that would affect her eyes or balance, nor was she taking any medication, according to arrest reports. The woman was reported to have a bloody lip but said she did not injure her head in the crash, the trooper noted in arrest reports.
The woman allegedly refused to perform standard field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for DWI. A Sulphur Springs police officer transported her to jail, according to DPS.
She reportedly agreed to perform a breath or blood test, but did not want to go to the hospital, according to arrest reports. After observing the woman for about 15 minutes, she was reportedly asked for a breath sample. The test showed the Dike woman’s blood alcohol content to be 0.19, more than twice the legal 0.08 limit, the trooper alleged in arrest reports.
The 46-year-old Dike woman was booked into jail for DWI with a blood alcohol content above 0.15. She remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday morning, Dec. 12; bond on the charge was set at $2,000, according to jail reports.