Over the weekend, Deputies with Constable Mark Herman's Driving While Intoxicated Task Force arrested a total of 30 suspected drunk drivers, two suspects for Possession of a Controlled Substance, two suspects for Unlawfully Carrying a handgun and one suspect for Evading in a Motor Vehicle throughout Precinct 4. The drivers were each stopped separately for traffic violations and displayed several signs of intoxication.
Standardized Field Sobriety Tests were administered on each suspect and it was discovered that they were driving while intoxicated.
Sophia Fernandez was cited for Driving While Intoxicated-Minor.
All other suspects were arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail, charged with Driving While Intoxicated.
Christopher Shackelford was charged with Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger and Claudia Sendejo, Bobby Castillo, Sergio Coria, Carlos Escobar, David Jesurun, Pearce Williams, and Carlos Mendoza had one prior DWI charge each.
Alexander Penado was also found to be in possession of Xanax and Ecstasy and was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. Ramon Castro was found to be in possession of Cocaine and was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Karl Anderson and Abel Perez were also charged with Unlawfully Carrying a Firearm.
Lastly, Carlos Escobar was also charged with Evading in a Motor Vehicle, after leading deputies on a brief pursuit.
"Drinking and driving is not tolerated in Precinct 4. If you choose to drive drunk, you choose to go to jail." -Constable Mark Herman