Abilene Police: Driver arrested for DWI, resisting search

From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:

At about 12:50 a.m. Saturday, Officer Joshua Davis contacted a motorist in the 2100 block of South 3rd Street for a traffic violation. Officer Davis contacted the male driver and smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver. The driver also displayed indicators of intoxication. The driver conducted standard field sobriety tests and Officer Davis determined the driver was intoxicated. A records check revealed the driver had two prior convictions for DWI. A mandatory blood specimen was taken as part of the investigation. The driver resisted during the investigation by kicking and twisting prior to the blood specimen being drawn. The records check also revealed the driver was driving on a suspended license for which he also had previous convictions. A search of the driver's vehicle revealed a smoking pipe with marijuana residue. The driver was arrested for felony DWI and for three misdemeanor offenses: Resisting Search, Driving While License Invalid, and for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. This investigation continues.

At about 6:40 p.m. Saturday, Officer Mary Guitar responded to a theft call at a business in the 4300 block of Southwest Drive. A store employee had notified APD dispatch about two female suspects that allegedly left the store without paying for merchandise. Loss prevention attempted to follow the suspects and they continued to provide details to APD dispatch. Only one of the suspects was located and detained. The investigation revealed that the suspect had been observed concealing clothing items in a diaper bag and had left the business without rendering payment. Approximately $46 in stolen property was recovered. A records check revealed that the suspect had two previous convictions for theft and that she had been warned not to return to the business. Because of previous convictions, the suspect was arrested for the enhanced offense of felony Theft and was also booked for misdemeanor Criminal Trespass. A theft report was taken and this investigation continues.

At about 1:30 a.m. Monday, Officer Andrew Valdez contacted a motorist in the 1800 block of Fannin Street for a traffic violation. Officer Valdez contacted the male driver. K-9 Officer Kevin Easley and his K-9 partner Tex assisted during the traffic stop. During this investigation Tex alerted on the vehicle for the presence of narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed a baggie of marijuana that the driver had been sitting on. A search of the driver revealed a marijuana pipe. The investigation revealed that the marijuana was property belonging to the driver. The driver was arrested for misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.


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