A 23-year-old Sulphur Springs man found slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle in the middle of the road Sunday night ended up in jail on a driving while intoxicated charge. This marked the second time he has been charged with DWI, officers alleged in arrest reports.
Sulphur Springs Police responded at 7:39 p.m. April 19, 2020 to a call from someone expressing concern for a person who appeared to be unconscious and slumped over the steering wheel of a Ford F150 pickup on County Road 3505.
According to police reports, EMS and fire personnel gained entry to the pickup, which they were then able to turn off. EMS was able to revive the 23-year-old man inside of it.
Officers, in arrest reports, alleged a strong alcohol odor emitted from the man’s breath and he also exhibited signs and indicators of intoxication. He was taken into custody for DWI. He allegedly refused to submit a blood sample for analysis. The officers sought and obtained a search warrant requiring the blood draw. The samples were reportedly taken at 9 p.m. April 19, 2020. The man was then booked into Hopkins County jail for second offense DWI, and on two warrants for not taking care of consumption of alcohol by a minor charge and one for exhibition of acceleration charge.
The 23-year-old Sulphur Springs man was released from Hopkins County jail Monday, April 20, on the DWI charge. Bond was set at $2,000, according to jail reports.