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Three Arrested For DWI Saturday

Three people were arrested for DWI Saturday: a Sulphur Springs man allegedly driving drunk during a Tate Street crash late Saturday night, a woman spotted behind the wheel of a vehicle on State Highway 11 east and a man who appeared to be asleep at the wheel in the middle of FM 3236 early Saturday morning, according to arrest reports.

Tate Street Crash

Sulphur Springs Police officers responded at 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 in the 600 block of Tate Street, where a vehicle was reported to have flipped over. Police contacted a 32-year-old Sulphur Springs man, who officers report was fleeing the scene of the crash.

The man was alleged to have slurred speech, red eyes, was unsteady on his feet and an alcohol odor emitted from his breath. He confirmed he had been driving the Subaru Crosstrek during the Tate Street crash and said he was the only occupant.

The 32-year-old was transported to CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs for treatment of possible injuries. He was detained by police after the emergency room doctor cleared him medically for investigation of the suspected drunk driving.

Upon arrival at the jail, the Sulphur Springs man was subjected to standard field sobriety tests. Based on the results, the officer believed the man to be intoxicated. He blew 0.151 and 0.154 on breath tests, nearly twice the legal 0.08 limit. As a result, the 32-year-old Sulphur Springs man was booked into Hopkins County jail around 5 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, for DWI with a blood alcohol content over 0.15 charge.

He was released from jail on a $2,000 bond later Sunday, Jan. 24 on the Class A misdemeanor DWI charge.

Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicle

Woman On the Side Of SH 11 East

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded around 4:35 p.m. Jan. 23, 2021, on State Highway 11 east at Rose Drive, where a woman could be seen through the open driver’s side door sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle stopped on the shoulder of State Highway 11 east. The woman was reportedly “not able to respond when being spoken to,” according to sheriff’s reports.

Upon arrival, deputies spotted a person who was responsive in a light colored Ford SUV on the side of the north shoulder of SH 11 east near Rose Drive. When asked about what had occurred to result in her being there, the 20-year-old Sulphur Springs woman told deputies she was coming from Winnsboro but wasn’t able to advise her intended destination.

Deputies asked her to exit the Ford Edge. She complied. Deputies noted the woman to be uneasy on her feet and to have slurred speech and glassy, bloodshot eyes. She allegedly admitted to consuming one alcoholic beverage. An alcoholic beverage odor reportedly emitted from her as well. Suspecting the woman to be intoxicated, a deputy began conducting standard field sobriety tests, which she reportedly failed to properly perform, and exhibited all 6 possible clues of intoxication on horizontal gaze nystagmus tests

She was arrested for DWI Saturday. The deputy requested a blood sample for analysis. She refused, so a blood search warrant was sought and obtained, requiring a blood draw for analysis. The sample was taken at CMFH-SS. The 20-year-old Sulphur Springs woman then was transported to the county jail and booked for driving while intoxicated.

The woman was released from Hopkins County jail Sunday on a $1,000 bond on the Class B misdemeanor DWI charge.

Hopkins County Sheriff
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle

Asleep In The Middle Of FM 3236

Sheriff’s deputies also responded at 12:30 a.m. Jan. 23 to a report from citizens concerned about a man who appeared to be asleep in the driver’s seat of a vehicle sitting stationary in the middle of FM 3236. Deputies observed a male sitting in the driver’s seat of a tan Toyota sedan and an open 12-ounce glass bottle of Corona sitting in the center console.

The 44-year-old Sulphur Springs man complied, if very unsteadily, when officers asked him to exit the car. Officers attempted to ask the man questions, but due to a severe language barrier was unable to do so. Suspecting the man to be intoxicated. the officer detained him in handcuffs pending further investigation. Another officer was requested to meet the deputies at the sheriff’s office, to assist in translating and conducting standard field sobriety tests.

The officer conducted standard field sobriety tests and reported the 44-year-old exhibited all six clues of intoxication on horizontal gaze nystagmus tests and failed to properly complete standard field sobriety tests. The man agreed to provide a blood sample, which was taken at CMFH-SS, then he was booked into jail on a second offense driving while intoxicated with an open container charge, according to arrest reports.

The 44-year-old Sulphur Springs resident was released from Hopkins County jail later Jan. 23, 2021, on a $2,000 bond on the Class A misdemeanor DWI charge, according to jail reports.

KSST Radio does not publish in staff generated content the names and photos of individuals accused of misdemeanor offenses, only those accused of felony charges. 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.

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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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