Two Arrested For Drunk Driving Last Week

November 17, 2009

West U. police nabbed two drivers last week for driving while intoxicated and putting other drivers in danger.

One drunk driver was speeding at 70 miles per hour in a 35-miles-per-hour zone. On Nov. 13 around 2 a.m., a West U. officer saw the Ford Focus crossing the intersection of Bissonnet and Weslayan Streets, going so fast the officer couldn’t get a radar reading.

The officer followed the car and noticed it was going 70 miles per hour, weaving in and out of traffic. The car ran a red light and at one point it hit a median curb and nearly lost control, according to the police report.

The officer finally was able to stop the car in the 6700 block of Loop 610 in Bellaire. The driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated after failing field sobriety tests.

In another case on Nov. 9, police saw a car speeding at 50 miles per hour in the 4200 block of Bissonnet Street, where the speed limit is 35. The car hit a curb before the officer stopped it. According to the police report, the driver “showed signs of extreme intoxication and had difficulty standing.”

The driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated, and a drunk passenger in the car was placed into custody for public intoxication because he “would have been a danger to himself and others if left unsupervised,” according to the report.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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