6 Intoxication-Related Arrests In Hopkins County

Local officials conducted 6 intoxication-related arrests, including two on felony and four on misdemeanor charges, June 6-8.

Davis Street DWI Crash

Kenneth John Isham was arrested after an officer observed him crashing a tan Buick Century at the corner of North Davis and Main Street at 5:55 p.m. June 7, Sulphur Springs Police Officer Nick Floyd alleged in arrest reports.

Kenneth John Isham
(HCSO jail photo)

Upon arrival, Floyd reported seeing the other officer talking to Isham, who was sitting in the front seat of his car and had blood on his face; officers requested EMS to respond at the location to check Isham out. Isham allegedly made a statement to the other officer that he had drunk too much.

When EMS arrived, Isham reportedly refused any medical treatment. When asked to perform standard field sobriety tests, he allegedly refused. He was taken into custody for further investigation. When asked to provide a breath specimen, he also gain refused, Floyd alleged in arrest reports. A search warrant was sought and obtained, requiring a blood draw for analysis. He was taken to the hospital, where a blood sample was drawn, then transported to Hopkins County jail, Floyd wrote in arrest reports.

Isham was booked for third or more driving while intoxicated offense. The 56-year-old Sulphur Springs man remained in Hopkins County jail Tuesday, June 9. Bond was set at $10,000 on the the third-degree felony DWI charge, according to jail reports.

Warrant Arrests

Amanda Marie Rowe
(HCSO jail photo)

Amanda Marie Rowe was arrested and jailed in Hunt County on a Hopkins County warrant.

Hopkins County Sheriff‘s Deputy Elijah Fite transported the 35-year-old Commerce woman from Hunt County jail to Hopkins County jail.

She was booked June 8 on a warrant for violation of probation, which she was on for a June 2014 driving while intoxicated with a child passenger who was under 15 years of age in the vehicle offense, according to arrest and jail reports. Rowe remained in Hopkins County jail Tuesday, June 9, according to jail reports.

A 32-year-old Mesquite man was arrested in Dallas County on a misdemeanor Hopkins County warrant. Deputy Fite transported the man from Dallas County jail to Hopkins County jail, where he was booked June 8 on the warrant for violation of probation, which he was on for a misdemeanor DWI charge, according to jail reports.

He was released from Hopkins County jail Tuesday, June 9. Bond was set at $5,000 on the charge, according to jail reports.

Misdemeanor DWI Arrest

HCSO deputies responded to a report of a possible intoxicated driver in the area of FM 3019 and State Highway 11 east at 1:45 p.m. June 6. A Winnsboro Police officer in the area located and stopped the suspect vehicle prior to the deputies’ arrival, according to arrest reports. The first deputy on scene radioed the other responding deputy to request an interpreter. That deputy had a fluent corrections officer ride with him to assist in translating.

The driver of the gray Hyundai was asked to perform field sobriety tests; the 28-year-old was unable to follow directions for a horizontal gaze nystagmus test and unable to successfully perform walk and turn and one-legged stand tests, deputies alleged in arrest reports.

The Winnsboro man was reportedly transported to the county jail for further investigation of DWI. He agreed to a breath test. An intoxilyzer operator for the Sulphur Springs police department arrived to conduct the test. Twice the police officer attempted to obtain a breath sample, and twice the results were reported to be invalid, deputies noted in arrest reports.

The man then allegedly agreed to a blood sample. A blood sample was reportedly taken for an analysis at 3:18 p.m. at the hospital. The man was then transported to the county jail and booked for DWI with an open container, according to arrest reports. He remained in Hopkins County jail on the misdemeanor DWI charge Tuesday, June 9, according to jail reports.

SH 19 Intoxication Arrests

Deputies and firefighters responded at 4:45 p.m. June 7 on State Highway 19 north at FM 71, where a vehicle reportedly went into the ditch and at least one person from the vehicle was throwing up, according to sheriff’s reports.

Upon arrival, deputies reported seeing two men. A 43-year-old Sulphur Springs man allegedly admitted to being intoxicated and an alcohol odor emitted from his breath. The man reportedly had difficulty walking, swaying and taking over-exaggerated, deliberate steps. Because the deputies did not witness the man operating the vehicle, he was arrested for public intoxication, deputies noted in reports.

A 45-year-old Sulphur Springs man was also arrested for public intoxication. He allegedly admitted to deputies that he “messed up.” Alcohol too could be smelled coming off of him for public intoxication as well, according to arrest reports.


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.

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


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Author: Faith Huffman

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