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3 Arrested On Intoxication Charges Over The Weekend

At least three people were arrested on intoxication charges over the weekend, two for driving while intoxicated and one for public intoxication, according to jail and arrest reports.

A Hopkins County Sheriff‘s deputy arrested a 30-year-old Sulphur Springs man Friday night on Industrial Drive for driving while intoxicated. He was stopped just before 11 p.m. April 3 for traffic violation allegedly committed in a Nissan Altima.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle

On contact with the driver, the deputy alleged he could immediately detect a strong alcohol odor emitting from the car. The deputy alleged a large bottle of Evan Williams liquor rested in the passenger’s seat.

When removed from the car, the man admitted to consuming an unknown amount of liquor, the deputy alleged in arrest reports. The 30-year-old was placed into custody and agreed to a blood draw for testing. The blood sample was taken at the hospital lab, then the Sulphur Springs man was taken to jail.

After standard field sobriety tests were administered, the Sulphur Springs man was booked into Hopkins County jail early April 4 for DWI, according to arrest reports. The man was released from jail later April 4, according to jail reports.

A reckless driving complaint resulted in a 41-year-old North Little Rock, Arkansas man’s arrest Saturday, April 4, for driving while intoxicated, according to arrest reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff's Truck
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office patrol trucks

When deputies spotted the black Ford Focus that’d been reported for reckless driving about 2:45 p.m. Saturday, they reported the driver was failing to maintain a single lane of traffic in it. A traffic stop was initiated on West Industrial Drive at Georgia Street, according to arrest reports.

Upon contact, the sheriff’s officers alleged the a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitted from the Arkansas man. He failed all field sobriety tests administered and was taken into custody for DWI, Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies alleged in arrest reports.

At the county jail, he allegedly tested over 0.15 on breath tests administered at the county jail, resulting in him being booked into Hopkins County jail for DWI. The 40-year-old Arkansas man was released from Hopkins County jail Sunday, April 5, according to jail reports.

A 35-year-old Dallas man was arrested just after 8 p.m. Sunday, April 5, following a disturbance on a Greyhound bus.

Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicle

Sulphur Springs Police were dispatched to the 1600 block fo West Shannon Road, where an intoxicated person was located. The Dallas man had allegedly caused a disturbance when exiting the bus and was not allowed to get back on it.

Police alleged the man was found to be “highly intoxicated and having trouble staying awake.” Believing him to represent a potential danger to himself or others in his state, police took him to jail for public intoxication, the officer noted in arrest reports. He was released from Hopkins County jail Monday, April 6 on the charge, according to jail reports.

Speeding caught a deputy’s attention on March 29, and resulted in a 57-year-old man’s arrest for DWI. He was alleged to driving a black Chevrolet pickup traveling 98 miles per hour in a 75 mph speed zone on Interstate 30 west. The pickup was stopped just after 7 p.m. at the 110 rest area, according to arrest reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff's Truck
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office truck

The deputy alleged smelling an alcoholic beverage emitting from the truck while talking to the man. The man was reportedly identified using a Texas driver’s license but was shown on arrest and jail reports to have a residential address in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. The 57-year-old allegedly admitted he’d consumed two beers earlier March 29.

The man was asked to exit the truck; the deputy alleged he could still smell the alcohol odor. While talking with the man, the deputy alleged the Oklahoma resident was unsteady on his feet. The man also was unable to complete standard field sobriety tests, exhibited slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and instability while standing, the deputy alleged in arrest reports. The Oklahoma man, determined to be above the 0.08 legal alcohol-blood limit, was transported to the county jail for DWI.

At the jail, he allegedly agreed to a blood sample to determine blood concentration. The sample was taken from the Oklahoma man at the hospital; he was then transported back to jail and booked for DWI, marking the second time he’s been charged with the offense, according to arrest reports. The man was released from Hopkins County jail March 30, according to jail reports.

Hopkins County Law Enforcement Center, 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, Texas

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. publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

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The Sulphur Springs Police Department continues to serve its citizens with pride in its overall mission and will strive to provide the best possible police force in the 21st century.

Author: Faith Huffman

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