A Sulphur Springs man was arrested on a warrant after getting a vehicle stuck in the middle of a park, and a Garland man was arrested after allegedly crashing a car into the center median between the east and westbound lanes of Interstate 30 just east of Sulphur Springs early Wednesday morning.
Stuck In Pacific Park
Sulphur Springs police responded after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Pacific Park, where someone had reportedly driven through the park.
Upon arrival, the policeman reported seeing a man standing outside a Chevrolet Tahoe parked in the middle of the park with dogs running around without a leash. When the officer contacted him about the dogs not being on a leash while in a public area and asked why he stopped in the middle of the park, the man claimed he stopped because he got stuck in the wet ground.
The officer reported smelling a strong marijuana odor on the man. When asked if he had any contraband on him or in the vehicle, the 26-year-old Sulphur Springs man claimed that he did not but admitted to smoking marijuana before arriving at the park.
A records check using the man’s ID car showed an outstanding Lamar County warrant for the man’s arrest. Consequently, the SSPD officer took the 26-year-old into custody. Animal control officers were contacted and took possession of the man’s dogs; they were released to his brother a short time later. The SUV was pulled out of the mud by the on-call wrecker service and towed from the location.
The Sulphur Springs man was jailed on the Lamar County warrant for bond surrender on a possession of less than 28 grams of a Penalty Group 3 controlled substance charge. Bond on the charge was recommended to be set at $2,500. The 26-year-old remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday morning, May 5, 2021, on the misdemeanor warrant.
Stuck In I-30 Median
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Justin Wilkerson and Sgt. Scott Davis responded around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2021, to a crash reported on Interstate 30 west at mile marker 131. Deputies observed a Honda Civic in the center median ditch.
Upon contact with the Garland man with the car, they detected an alcohol odor emitting from him. The 33-year-old admitted to crashing the car and to consuming alcoholic beverages. The man allegedly showed four of six clues of intoxication on horizontal gaze nystagmus tests as well as on standard field sobriety testing.
When the Garland man refused a breath test, a blood search warrant was obtained requiring a blood draw and taken at the hospital lab. The 33-year-old was then booked into jail for driving while intoxicated. The Garland man remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday morning, May 5, 2021, on the DWI charge.
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