Abilene man allegedly drove drunk with two children and drugs in car

By Ariana Garza, Weekend Anchor/Crime & Courts Reporter, agarza@ktxs.com
POSTED: 9:33 PM Dec 01 2013   UPDATED: 12:22 PM Dec 02 2013
Avel Garcia
ABILENE, Texas -

An Abilene man was arrested Friday night for allegedly driving drunk with two children in the car.

According to a police report, 27-year-old Avel Garcia was initially pulled over in a traffic stop for allegedly driving 70 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone on South 14th Street. A police officer noted a 5 and 7-year-old were in the car with him along with 18.5 grams of marijuana, a pipe, an open whiskey bottle and a flask.

After Garcia submitted to a breathalyzer test, the arresting officer said Garcia’s breath specimen was about two times the legal limit. 

He is charged with state jail felony driving while intoxicated with child passenger and open container; and class B possession of marijuana. He bonded out of jail within 24 hours of his arrest.