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East Texas Man Arrested for DWI with Child in the Car

Reyes,Miguel
Angelina County Jail

A Lufkin man was arrested Sunday for driving while intoxicated with a child passenger.

According to KTRE in Lufkin, police officers responded to a one-vehicle accident on the 300 block of Forrest Park Drive.

Police say Miguel Angel Reyes, 29, of Lufkin, who was the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash, had his 13-year-old-son in the car at the time of the accident. The boy was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries.

According to the report, evidence observed on the scene indicated Reyes was intoxicated at the time of the accident. Reyes was taken into custody and a breath sample confirmed he had an alcohol concentration of more than three times the legal limit.

Angelina County Jail Records also indicate Reyes is on a hold for immigration issues.

 

Miles,Joshua
Smith Co Jail

Tyler Police Catch Alleged Robber

A Jacksonville man is jailed on an aggravated robbery charge after he was arrested over the weekend for robbing a man at knife point and then crashing his car into the victim’s vehicle following a confrontation.

24- year- old Joshua O’Bryan Miles took an undisclosed amount of money from the victim. His vehicle was spotted by police a short time later and he was arrested in the 1400 block of East Dawson. The robbery took place in the parking lot of the Dollar General store located at 1204 West Bow Street in Tyler

 

Tow Truck
smysnbrg,flickr

Move Over or Slow Down for Texas Tow Trucks

This week the Texas Department of Public Safety will place special enforcement emphasis on the addition of tow trucks to the “Move Over/Slow Down” law, which requires motorists to move over or slow down when certain vehicles are stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated. To remind the public of this important safety measure, the Texas Department of Transportation will activate electronic signs this week, which will read: If Tow Truck Stopped Ahead, Move Over or Slow Down, It’s The Law.

“This law is about providing extra protection for those individuals on the side of the road doing their jobs, as well as the people on the roadside with them,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Thanks to this new provision, tow truck drivers, who are usually helping motorists in distress, now have additional protection under the law so they can do their jobs in a safer environment.”

During the 2011 Legislative session, tow trucks were added to the existing law, which already applied to police, fire, and EMS vehicles stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated. Motorists are required to vacate the lane closest to the stopped vehicle (if there is more than one available lane in the same direction of travel) or slow to 20 miles below the speed limit.

Last year, DPS issued more than 17,000 warnings for violation of the Move Over/Slow Down law and another 6,000 through the first five months of this year.  Violation of this law could result in fines up to $200. The punishment is more severe if there is property damage, and jail time is possible if someone is injured.

 

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