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Sulphur Springs Man Arrested On DWI With 22-Month-Old In SUV

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A 33-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested for DWI a 22-month-old in the SUV at the time of his arrest, according to arrest reports.

Dakota Shane Weir (HCSO jail photo)

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Britain Marlow reported stopping Dakota Shane Weir around 10:40 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, on FM 1870 for speeding in a blue Ford Edge. The highway patrol reported smelling an alcoholic beverage odor coming from inside the SUV while talking to Weir. When the 33-year-old Sulphur Springs man told the trooper he had an occupational driver’s license, Marlow asked to see the court order for permitted driving hours and locations.

When Weir exited the SUV, Marlow alleged the alcohol odor grew stronger so he asked if there were any open alcoholic containers in the vehicle. Weir admitted there “might be one” in the vehicle, Marlow wrote in arrest reports. A probable cause search revealed three Miller Lite cans in the center console of the vehicle Weir had been driving; two of the cans were still cool to the touch and had beer inside of them, Marlow alleged in arrest reports..

The trooper reportedly observed numerous clues of intoxication when administering standard field sobriety tests to Weir, resulting in a determination of intoxication. Marlow reported a 22-year-old sate in a car seat in the back seat of the SUV. Weir was placed under arrest for DWI with a child passenger younger than 15 years of age. Weir reportedly agreed to a blood draw for analysis.

Marlow, in arrest reports, noted Sept. 24 was at least the second time Weir has been arrested for DWI with a child passenger younger than 15 years of ago; he was reported to be on probation in Hopkins County at the time of his arrest on the earlier charge. The sample was taken and Weir was transported to jail, where he was booked in at 12:17 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, for DWI with a child passenger, the 22-month-old.

Weir was released from Hopkins County jail later Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, on a $30,000 bond on the DWI with child younger than 15 years charge, according to jail records.

Trooper Marlow, in arrest reports, noted Saturday night was not the first time Weir has been arrested on a felony DWI charge. Jail records show the Sulphur Springs man was also jailed April 28, 2021 on a DWI-third or more offense charge; he was released later that day on a $10,000 bond on the charge. Weir too was jailed Oct. 28-Dec. 1, 2021, on a DWI indictment, the jail records show.

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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