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Two Crashes Over The Weekend Result In DWI Arrests

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Como Man Jailed On Felony DWI Warrant

Two crashes over the weekend are reported to have resulted in DWI arrests. A traffic stop June 4 resulted in a felony DWI arrest while a Dike woman was taken into custody June 2 on a DWI warrant, according to arrest reports.

Collision With Tree Off Of I-30

A Cumby Policeman at 1:03 a.m. Sunday, June 12, contacted the occupant of a Buick LaSabre that was driven off of Interstate 30 east into a tree just before the south roadside park entrance near Cumby.

Believing the driver to be intoxicated, the officer conducted standard field sobriety tests on the driver. The 25-year-old Sulphur Springs man exhibited multiple indicators of intoxication, including all six indicators on horizontal gaze nystagmus tests, CPD alleged in arrest reports.

The Sulphur Springs man was taken into custody and transported to the county jail, where he was booked in for driving while intoxicated. The 25-year-old was released from Hopkins County jail Monday, June 13, 2022, on a $1,000 bond on the Class B misdemeanor DWI charge, according to jail reports.

CR 2331 Crash

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper contacted the driver of a Chevrolet Silverado reported to have been involved in a minor crash on County Road 2331 at 9:42 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2022. The highway patrol reported smelling a strong alcohol odor coming from the 45-year-old woman. The Como resident also was alleged to have red, bloodshot eyes and was unsteady on her feet when walking toward the trooper’s vehicle.

The woman allegedly admitted to drinking alcohol prior to the crash. The trooper administered standard field sobriety testing at the roadside to the Como woman, noting she displayed signs of intoxication. She reportedly agreed to provide a breath sample. At the jail, she tested 0.129 g/210 L and 0.127 g/210 L, over the legal limit of 0.08, the trooper alleged in arrest reports.

The woman was taken into custody and transported to jail, while the pickup was towed from the location. The 45-year-old Como woman was released from Hopkins County jail Sunday, Dec. 12, 2022, on a $1,000 bond on the DWI charge, according to arrest reports.

County Road 2324 Arrest

HCSO Deputy Justin Wilkerson reported stopping a Ford Fusion at 11:09 p.m. June 4, 2022, on County Road 2324 east of CR 2329 for an expired registration. Upon contact with the driver, identified in arrest reports as John Martinez, Wilkerson reported smelling a strong alcohol odor emitting from the vehicle.

John Martinez AKA Chico, Little John, Dragon, Lost and El Padre

When asked, Martinez allegedly admitted to having consumed alcoholic beverages. The deputy also observed other indicators of possible intoxication and agreed to perform standard field sobriety tests. The 27-year-old Como man displayed enough clues during testing for Wilkerson to determine he was intoxicated. He was placed into custody and agreed to a blood test. The deputy too noted there to be an open container of an alcoholic beverage inside the car. HCCSO Sgt. Scott Davis arrived to complete impound of the vehicle while Wilkerson at 11:21 p.m. June 4, transported Martinez first to the hospital where two blood samples were taken then to jail, the deputy noted in arrest reports.

A records check showed Martinez has two prior DWI convictions. Thus, Martinez was booked into jail at 1:03 a.m. July 5, 2022, for DWI-third or more offense, according to arrest reports.

Jail records show Martinez was booked into HCSO jail Nov. 16, 2011, for minor driving under the influence; on May 29, 2016, for DWI; July 23, 2017 for second offense DWI; Aug. 23, 2017, for violating probation on the first DWI charge; and spent three days in jail starting July 10, 2018 for one DWI charge.

Martinez — who jail records show is also known by the aliases Chico, Little John, Dragon, Lost and El Padre — was released from Hopkins County jail on June 7, 2022, on a $10,000 bond on the third-degree felony DWI-third or more offense charge, according to jail records.

Residential Arrest

Hopkins County Sheriff
Hopkins County Sheriff

HCSO Deputies Aaron Chaney and Alvin Jordan were made aware of a warrant for Dike woman’s arrest. Deputies contacted the 39-year-old at 2:29 p.m. June 2, 2022, at her County Road 3520 residence and took her into custody. She was transported to jail, where she was booked in on a DWI warrant, according to arrest reports.

The Dike woman was released from the county jail the next day on a $1,000 bond on the DWI warrant, according to HCSO jail reports.


KSST does not publish the photos or names of people charged with misdemeanor crimes in staff-generated reports, only those accused of felony offenses.


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Author: Faith Huffman

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