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Arlington Man Arrested In Cumby For DWI After Crashing Into A Guardrail

An Arlington man was arrested in Cumby early Saturday morning on a felony driving intoxicated charge, according to arrest reports.

A Cumby Police officer, Hopkins County sheriff’s deputies, and Hopkins County and Cumby firefighters responded at 1:07 a.m. Saturday, June 6, to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 30 west at the 112 exit. A vehicle crashed into the guardrail, and at least one person inside the vehicle appeared to have either either passed out or to be hurt, a 911 caller told dispatchers.

Upon arrival at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, Cumby Police Officer Nicholas Geer spotted a white Buick on the north service road, where it had collided with a guardrail. The car was still running. Geer contacted the lone occupant.

The driver allegedly admitted, “I f*#&%d up.” When asked if he had been drinking, the 60-year-old Arlington man allegedly admitted “a lot.”

When asked to step out of the vehicle, the driver was noted to be unsteady on his feet. When asked to submit to standard field sobriety testing, Johnny Vance Danner allegedly refused. Danner was placed into handcuffs and allowed to lean on his vehicle while the policeman retrieved a hat from his front passenger seat. Danner reportedly lost his balance and fell to his knees, according to arrest reports. Aided by a sheriff’s deputy, Geer walked Danner to his patrol vehicle.

Dispatchers advised the man had a prior third or more DWI conviction on his record. Danner was transported to Hopkins County jail, where he was booked for third or more offense DWI offense, Geer alleged in arrest reports.

Danner remained in Hopkins County jail late Saturday; his bond on the third-degree felony charge was set at $10,000, according to arrest and jail reports.

Author: Faith Huffman

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