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Authorities: Two Arrested After Near Crashes

Local officials reported two arrested after near crashes. A 26-year-old Cumby man and a 51-year-old Sulphur Springs woman were jailed overnight Friday on a DWI charge each, according to arrest reports.

The first arrest followed a traffic stop by Sulphur Springs Police at 10:43 p.m. April 17. A driver reportedly failed to stop the vehicle at a designated stopping point on Jackson Street, according to arrest reports.

While being stopped, the car “nearly struck a parked vehicle,” police alleged in arrest reports.

On contact, police alleged a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage could be smelled on the driver’s breath. The the 26-year-old Cumby driver allegedly exhibited classic signs and indicators of intoxication, including swaying while standing, walking unsteadily, slurred speech and bloodshot eyes.

Police took the man into custody at 10:57 p.m. for DWI. He reportedly agreed to provide a blood sample for testing. The sample was taken at 11:24 p.m. and the man was booked into jail for DWI, according to arrest reports.

The 26-year-old Cumby man was released from the county jail Saturday. Bond on the DWI charge was set at $1,000, according to jail reports.

Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicle

The second arrest followed a report by Hopkins County EMS at 2:13 a.m. April 18, of a woman failing to maintain a single lane in a Dodge Ram pickup. The truck also almost struck several fences and curbs with the truck, EMS alleged.

A Hopkins County sheriff’s deputy responded, reported spotting a truck matching that description and stopped the driver for a traffic violation, according to arrest reports. Field sobriety tests were administered, then the 51-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was taken into custody for DWI, the deputy noted in arrest reports. She allegedly agreed to a blood draw. The sample was taken at the hospital lab, then she was transported to jail on the DWI charge, deputies alleged in arrest reports.

The 51-year-old Sulphur Springs was released from Hopkins County jail later Saturday. Bond was set at $1,000, according to jail reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle 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.

If you have an emergency dial 9-1-1.

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.

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.

Author: Faith Huffman

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