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Killeen woman accused of driving drunk with a child passenger

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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 11:45 pm

A Killeen mother is facing a felony charge after police said she drove intoxicated with a child in her car.

Bernice Torres, 31, was arraigned Monday by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin on a charge of driving intoxicated with a child passenger.

On Saturday, police were dispatched to the area of Twin Creek Drive and Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Killeen at 8:14 p.m. after receiving reports of a reckless driver.

The vehicle, which was reportedly driven by Torres, was seen swerving from lane to lane and driving into oncoming traffic on Rancier Avenue from Twin Creek, the affidavit stated.

After stopping Torres, officers said they smelled alcohol and saw a 3-year-old passenger in the car, according to the report.

Torres said she had four or five shots of tequila before driving the car, the report stated. She also failed a field sobriety test and had a blood alcohol level of 0.14, the report stated.

Torres’ bail was set at $20,000.

The following also were arraigned Thursday on unrelated charges:

Rayalvin Edom, 24, on a charge of assault by strangulation on a family member. Reports indicated Edom assaulted a woman, who told police he had previously assaulted and threatened to kill her. Edom’s bail was set at $100,000.

William Giles, 24, on a charge of criminal mischief over $1,500 but less than $20,000. Giles bail was set at $20,000.

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