Authorities in Bryan arrested two men over the weekend on suspicion of DWI. Because each has prior drunk driving convictions, the penalties they will face if they are convicted are very severe. Hopefully, each has arranged for a thorough criminal defense so that his interests are protected.

In the first incident, which occurred on Saturday night, authorities found a pickup truck on Old Reliance Road that had apparently been involved in an accident. They traced it to a 31-year-old Bryan man who evidently left the scene of the accident. Police say he failed "multiple sobriety tests." It isn't clear how they found him or how long after the apparent accident they administered the tests.

Interestingly enough, the man had two types of prescription medication with him when he was arrested and was charged with possession of a controlled substance. However, he had a prescription for the medication, so it is not abundantly clear why he was charged.

If he is convicted, it will be this man's second DWI. Because of that, he might have to pay as much as $4,000 and spend a year in jail.

In the second incident, a 60-year-old Bryan man was arrested after a resident called police to say that he or she had seen an evidently drunk person leaving a gas station. This man, too, failed "multiple sobriety tests" and was taken to jail.

Because it is his third DWI charge, he faces up to 10 years in jail and may have to pay up to $10,000.

Source: The Bryan- College Station Eagle, "Repeat DWI offenders arrested again," July 16, 2012