COPPERAS COVE — A man suspected of drunken driving drove home despite the police sirens behind him because he didn’t want his vehicle impounded, according to reports.
Ronny Edward Moody was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated three times or more.
He was arraigned the same day in Coryell County by Justice of the Peace John Guinn.
An arrest affidavit stated a Copperas Cove police officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop in the 200 block of North Seventh Street, but the suspect sped up.
When the officer activated his siren, the suspect didn’t stop until he pulled into a driveway.
The driver, Moody, indicated to police he was intoxicated, according to the affidavit.
Moody refused several sobriety tests even though he’d admitted to drinking all night, the report said.
Moody had three previous convictions for driving while intoxicated.
Bail was set at $17,500 for the second-degree felony.
In an unrelated case, Jeremy Ray Gonzales was arrested on Saturday on a charge of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault.
The suspect was arraigned the same day in Coryell County by Guinn.
According to the report, an officer was dispatched to the 1600 block of Pleasant Lane, where the victim said she and her boyfriend, whom she identified as Gonzales, had a fight and she kicked him out.
The affidavit said he re-entered her home and shoved and yelled at her then left.
He returned and attempted to enter through an opened kitchen window but the victim impeded the suspect’s progress and was cut, the report said.
Bail was set at $5,000 for the second-degree felony.
Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | Herald