Sulphur Springs, TX – July 8, 2020 – A 64-year-old Mount Vernon, TX woman was jailed after turning herself in at Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office at 5:32 p.m. July 8.
Jennifer Wilkes was escorted into the county jail by HCSO Deputy Nick Marney and booked on a warrant for driving while intoxicated with 3 or more prior convictions, according to arrest reports.
Wilkes’s reckless driving on Interstate 30 reportedly caught the attention of other motorists who reported her to authorities. An equipment violation lead to a traffic stop near mile marker 115 on I-30, officers noted in the 2019 arrest report.
A deputy, in arrest reports, alleged signs of possible intoxication noticeable in the woman while talking to her. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Britain Marlow reported an alcohol odor was detectable on her, and that she was unsteady on her feet and had numerous clues of intoxication during standard field sobriety tests. The woman also allegedly admitted to consuming three glasses of gin and soda earlier in the day. A criminal history check revealed a previous conviction for third or more driving while intoxicated offense, Marlow alleged in the 2019 arrest report. Consequently, the Mount Vernon woman was jailed July 22 in Hopkins County on the third or more DWI charge, according to arrest and jail reports.
Jennifer Wilkes was released from custody on a $10,000 bond on July 23, 2019, on the third-degree felony DWI charge, according to arrest reports. She was indicted in September on the charge, according to court 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.