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Winnsboro Man Accused Of DWI With 3 Kids In The Truck With Him

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A 29-year-old Winnsboro man is accused of DWI with 3 kids in the truck with him Saturday night, according to arrest reports.

No HCSO jail photo available at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 18, 2021 for Jose Juan Arellano-Soria

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Arturo Ugalde stopped a Ford F150 pickup around 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 for traveling 81 miles per hour in a 70 mph speed zone on State Highway 11 east near Como-Pickton CISD.

The driver displayed indicators of intoxication during a roadside interview and admitted to consuming 3-4 beers. Jose Juan Arellano-Soria reportedly showed signs of intoxication during standard field sobriety tests and was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated. The Winnsboro man’s wife and 3 children, ages 3, 7 and 11 years, were in the pickup with him at the time of the stop.

The vehicle was released to his wife. Arellano-Soria was taken into custody and transported to jail, where he agreed to a breath test. He tested 0.127 and 0.13, above the legal 0.08 limit, resulting in him being booked into Hopkins County jail at 1:24 a.m. Jan. 17, on driving while intoxicated with a passenger younger than 15 years in the truck and no driver’s license charges. Arrellano-Soria remained in Hopkins County Monday morning, Jan. 18. Bond on the felony DWI charge was set at $5,000, according to jail reports.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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