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Cumby Man Accused Of Reckless Driving With Small Child In The Vehicle

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Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicle

A 22-year-old Cumby man was accused Wednesday night of driving recklessly in Sulphur Springs with his 3-year-old and a weapon in the truck with him.

Sulphur Springs Police, in arrest reports, alleged the man was observed by officers driving a silver Chevrolet 1500 at a high rate of speed, 62 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour speed zone, on Gilmer Street at Kyle Street just before 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15. The pickup, police alleged continued accelerating as it entered the 30 mile per hour speed zone on Gilmer Street. The driver then changed lanes from Oak Avenue to Gilmer Street when unsafe to do so in front of other motorists, Sulphur Springs Police alleged in arrest reports.

Officers contacted the driver in the 200 block of Gilmer Street. Police reported the 22-year-old man was transporting his 3-year-old daughter with disregard to her safety and that of other motorists with his reckless driving. A tan Smith & Wesson handgun was also observed on a magnet without a holster in plain view in the truck, police alleged in arrest reports. The Cumby man driving did not have a license to carry the weapon, according to arrest reports.

The Cumby man was arrested on misdemeanor charges of reckless driving charge and unlawful carrying of a weapon. a handgun, in plain view with no holster charge, according to arrest reports.

The 22-year-old Cumby man was released from the county jail Thursday, Jan. 15, on $2,000 per charge, according to jail reports.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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