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Heights police: Woman accused of DWI with a child passenger

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Posted: Monday, June 2, 2014 11:45 pm

HARKER HEIGHTS — A woman was arraigned Monday on a charge of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger.

Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin arraigned Mary Smith, 44, on the felony charge and set her bail at $20,000.

Harker Heights police detained Smith on Friday after being alerted to a possible intoxicated driver by a resident who called to report a person’s “erratic” driving, according to the arrest affidavit.

After a police officer came up behind Smith’s vehicle, she swerved to the right, crossing the solid white line on the shoulder of the road, the report stated . She then swerved back to the left before being stopped by the police officer. According to the report, Smith’s 10-year-old daughter was in the passenger seat of the vehicle and the officer could “smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the interior” of Smith’s car. Smith agreed to take a standard field sobriety test and “performed poorly and exhibited many signs of intoxication,” the report stated. A witness first observed Smith on Interstate 35 in Belton driving erratically, changing speeds, swerving from left to right, exiting the lanes of traffic onto the rumble strips and failing to stop at a flashing red light after exiting the interstate or yielding to traffic that had the right of way, according to the report.

In unrelated incidents:

Potvin arraigned Dalesha Willis, 20, on a felony charge of possession of cocaine, less than 1 gram. Her bond was set at $20,000.

Crystal Sanchez, 21, was arraigned on a felony charge of possession of marijuana, 5 pounds or less but more than 4 ounces. Her bail was set at $20,000.

Jeffrey Stubbe, 49, was arraigned on a felony charge of forgery. His bail was set at $20,000.

 

 

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