Two men were arrested on suspicion of alcohol-related offenses at Lake Bryan over the Fourth of July.
In the first incident, a 27-year-opld Bryan man was arrested as he was trying to dock his boat. A game warden patrolling the lake said the man had glassy eyes and smelled of alcohol, so he administered a field sobriety test, which the man failed.
The man was taken to Brazos County Jail, where he remains in lieu of $2,000 bail. He is expected to be charged with DWI.
In the second incident, another warden was flagged down near the Lakeside Icehouse, where it seemed a person had suffered moderate injuries after jumping out of a movie truck. Someone who saw the incident said the driver had turned too sharply and that had caused the passenger to fall out. (It does not seem that the passenger needed medical treatment of any consequence.)
The warden located the driver, who then supposedly admitted to having consumed six beers that evening. He failed field sobriety tests and was taken to Brazos County Jail, from which he was released after he posted $2,000 bail. He is also expected to be charged with DWI.
In each case, the men are lucky the charges were not more severe, and all of us in Bryan and College Station are lucky that no one was seriously hurt. It is easy to get carried away when you're celebrating, so we should all make sure that we keep things under control.
Source: The Bryan-College Station Eagle, "Two arrested on DWI charges at Lake Bryan," July 5, 2012