Dike Woman Arrested At DPS Office For Drunk Driving With A Child Passenger

2 Others Jailed On Felony DWI Charges

A Dike woman a child passenger in the vehicle with her alleged tested twice the legal limit for blood-alcohol content Monday, resulting in her arrest for the second time on for drunk driving with a child passenger. She was among three arrested on felony drunk driving charges June 17-20, according to arrest reports.

Sydnee Rochelle Kirk (HCSO jail photo)

DWI With Child Passenger

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Brittan Marlow reported coming into contact with Sydnee Rochelle Kirk when she arrived at the Sulphur Springs DPS Driver’s License Office around 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2022, for license-related business.

An alcoholic odor was detected on the 40-year-old Dike woman. While talking to Kirk, Marlow noticed the alcohol odor becoming stronger. He had her step out of the vehicle and walk toward the awning beside the office. She was unsteady on her feet as she did so, the trooper alleged in arrest reports.

She admitted she’d driven to the officer prior to being contacted by Marlow. A 10-year-old and a 17-year-old in the vehicle with her, Marlow noted in arrest reports.

She tested 0.165, twice the legal limit on a portable breath test, resulting in the woman being placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated with a child passenger who was younger than 15 years of age. Kirk was found to have a previous felony conviction and is on probation for the same charge, Marlow noted in arrest reports.

Hopkins County jail records show Kirk was arrested in Hopkins County on May 11, 2021, and released the next day on a $10,000 bond on the DWI with child under 15 years of age charge. Arrest reports showed she was arrested by deputies following a crash at the intersection of County Road 3512 and FM 3236 in which a child passenger was reported to have been in the vehicle. She tested just over 0.1 on breath tests in May 2021, the deputy noted in arrest reports.

When Kirk refused to provide a blood sample for analysis on Monday, June 20, 2022, Marlow got a blood search warrant signed by County Court At Law Judge Clay Harrison requiring the blood draw. The specimen was taken from Kirk at the hospital, she was then booked into Hopkins County jail at 5:11 p.m. June 20, 2022, for DWI with a child passenger younger than 15 years of age, according to arrest reports.

The 40-year-old Dike woman remained in Hopkins County jail Tuesday, June 21, 2022; bond on the felony DWI charge was set at $35,000, according to jail reports.

Reckless Driver Complaint

Terry Ray Born AKA Terry Don Born
(HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Justin Wilkerson and Bobby Osornio, and Sgt. Scott Davis were dispatched at 10:26 p.m. to a reckless driver complaint in Cumby. The driver of an eastbound pickup hauling a trailer loaded with another vehicle had reportedly pulled into a gas station along I-30 in Cumby, where he was alleged to have engaged in a verbal altercation with someone at the station. The man then reportedly left the station, continuing east on I-30 with the complainant following the truck and trailer.

Wilkerson reported seeing vehicles fitting the description of the reckless driver near mile marker 118 on I-30 west. The truck soon exited I-30 at exit 120 onto U.S. Highway 67, crossed over the interstate. Wilkerson initiated a traffic stop on the truck for failing to drive in a single lane, according to arrest reports.

Upon contact with the driver outside of the vehicle, Wilkerson said he noticed 57-year-old Terry Ray Born of Sulphur Springs to walk heavy-footed, to be unsteady on his feet and smelled an alcohol odor emitting from him. Born allegedly admitted to consuming an alcoholic beverage but refused to participate in standard field sobriety testing. Based on his observations, Wilkerson believed the man had been driving while intoxicated and took him into custody. The man allegedly later admitted to having consumed his prescription medication as well.

An inventory of the truck by deputies prior to impound reportedly yielded more than one open alcoholic beverage container as well as the prescription medication of the kind Born admitted to taking, Wilkerson alleged in arrest reports. The truck, trailer and vehicle on it were impounded by a towing service and The 57-year-old Sulphur Springs man was transported to jail.

When Born refused to submit to a blood test, deputies sought and obtained a blood search warrant. He was transported to the hospital, where the warrant was executed and a phlebotomist drew two samples for analysis at 11:58 p.m. Saturday night. He was then returned to Hopkins County jail. A records check showed Born has previous DWI-third or more offense convictions, Wilkerson alleged in arrest reports.

Born, who jail reports show is also known by the alias Terry Don Born, was booked into Hopkins County jail, where he was booked in at 1 a.m. Sunday, June 19, 2022, on a third or more offense driving while intoxicated charge. He remained in Hopkins County jail Tuesday, June 21, 2022, in lieu of the $75,000 bond set on the felony DWI charge, according to arrest and jail reports

Jail records show it’s the second time in five months Born has been jailed in Hopkins County. He spent the night Feb. 18, 2022 in Hopkins County jail, and was released the next day on a $10,000 bond on a DWI-third or more offense charge, according to the jail reports. DPS troopers in February arrest reports noted a records check showed Feb. 18 marked at least the 8th time Born has been charged with DWI; he also had five prior DWI convictions on his record at that time. Born was indicted in May 2022 on the February 2022 felony DWI charge, according to court reports.

Plano Street Crash

Rita Roberts Rose (HCSO jail photo)

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Joshua Smith and Cpl. Chris Rosamond were dispatched at 11:16 p.m. June 17, 2022, to a single-vehicle crash on Plano Street. Upon contact with the driver of the silver Mitsubishi, identified in arrest reports at Rita Roberts Rose, officers reported smelling alcohol on the 55-year-old Sulphur Springs woman’s breath. Outside the vehicle, she swayed, was unable to stand on her own and held onto the car. Rose admitted to drinking five glasses of wine, Smith alleged in arrest reports. Officers reported seeing an open Corona beer in the car, along with other unopened containers of the same, according to arrest reports.

She was asked to perform standard field sobriety tests, which showed she was possibly impaired based on indicators observed during the testing, Smith alleged in arrest reports. When she refused to submit to a blood draw for analysis of blood-alcohol content, the officer took her into custody at 11:37 p.m. June 17, 2022, and had the wrecked car towed.

The officers obtained a blood search warrant signed by District Judge Eddie Northcutt, requiring the blood draw. The sample was taken at the hospital. Rose was then transported back to the county jail and booked in  at 3:08 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2022, on a third or more driving while intoxicated offense, according to arrest reports.

Jail records indicate the prior offenses occurred in another county, as Saturday was the first time Rose has been booked into Hopkins County jail. She was released later Saturday on a $10,000 bond on the felony DWI charge, according to jail reports.

Author: KSST Contributor

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