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Winnsboro Woman Jailed For DWI With Child Passenger Following Crash

Man Found Intoxicated In Sheriff’s Office Parking Lot

At least three people were arrested on intoxication or related charges March 23-25, 2022, in Hopkins County. A 38-year-old Winnsboro woman was jailed for drunk driving with a child passenger following a crash, a 40-year-old Sulphur Springs man found drunk in the sheriff’s office parking lot and a 29-year-old Como man booked for bond forfeiture on a DWI charge, according to arrest reports.

Intoxicated at HCSO

A Sulphur Springs Police officer was dispatched at 10:57 p.m. Thursday, March 24, to the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office parking lot, where a person was reported to be intoxicated.

Sulphur Springs Police Department vehicle

Upon arrival, the officer reported contacting a 40-year-old Sulphur Springs man at the location. The officer noted the man to have slurred speech, to be unsteady on his feet and to have glassy, red, bloodshot eyes. An alcohol odor also emitted from the man, the policeman alleged in arrest reports.

Based on his observations, the officer determined the man to be intoxicated to the degree he represented a danger to himself and others. He took the man into custody at 11:08 p.m. and escorted him into the jail, where he was booked for pubic intoxication at 11:31 p.m. March 24, 2024, according to arrest reports. He was released from jail Friday on the Class C misdemeanor charge, according to jail reports.

FM 69 DWI Crash

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Drew Fisher and Sgt. Tanner Steward responded at 8:40 p.m. March 24 on FM 69 at FM 269 in Black Oak community, where a crash was reported.

Ana Laura Ledesma AKA Ana Laura Burt (HCSO jail photo)

Upon arrival, the deputies located a woman and child. The woman, identified in arrest reports as Ana Laura (Ledesma) Burt, reportedly told deputies she had overcorrected the turn and went into the woods. She had extricated herself and her child from the Hyundai Palisade.

While talking to the 38-year-old Winnsboro woman, the deputies reported smelling an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from her. Deputy Fisher asked the woman to perform standard field sobriety tests to further investigation the suspicion of DWI. The woman was placed into handcuffs and secured into a patrol unit.

However, during the course of their investigation, a miscommunications between deputies resulted in the woman being released from the handcuffs. She did not leave the scene nor was she out of sight of the deputies, Fisher noted in arrest reports.

Continued investigation lead the deputies to ask the woman to submit to a blood draw for blood-alcohol analysis. When she refused, deputies took her into custody at 8:40 p.m. and transported her to Hopkins County jail. Deputies sought and obtained warrant requiring the blood draw. She was transported to the hospital, where the warrant was executed, then the woman was returned to the county jail. She was booked into the county jail March 24, 2022, on a driving while intoxicated with child passenger charge, according to arrest reports.

The 38-year-old, shown in arrest reports to be Ana Laura Ledesma but to be known also as Ana Laura Burt, was released from Hopkins County jail Friday, March 25, 2022, on a $10,000 bond on the felony DWI with child passenger charge.

SH 11 Traffic Stop

Texas Department of Public Safety highway patrol trooper vehicle

A Texas department of Public Safety trooper stopped a gray 2001 Chevrolet Suburban on State Highway 11 5:05 p.m. March 23, 2022, after noticing the driver wasn’t wearing a safety belt. A records checks showed the driver to be wanted for bond forfeiture on a March 21, 2020 driving while intoxicated with an open alcohol container charge.

The 29-year-old Como man was taken to the county jail, where he was booked in at 6:05 p.m. March 23, 2022, on the warrant. He was released from the county jail Thursday, March 24, 2022, on the charge on probation on the charge, according to jail reports.

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The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. You can reach them for non-emergency matters at (903) 438-4040.

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