A 29-year-old Bryan man was arrested very early Saturday morning after authorities developed the opinion that he had been driving while he was drunk.

The man has two previous DUI convictions, so this charge against him is more serious than a normal DUI charge would be. It's a third-degree felony and, if he is convicted, he could spend up to 10 years in prison.

The man was pulled over after an officer reportedly saw him rear-end another vehicle, strike a curb and then veer into oncoming traffic.

The officer reported that when he approached the vehicle, he saw an open container of beer in the passenger seat. The officer also said the man had his zipper down and, when the officer asked the man to step out the vehicle, could not locate his own shoes.

The man was arrested and was taken to Brazos County Jail. He was released from jail after posting $20,000 bail.

The man was previously convicted of DUI in 2006 in Harris County and in 2006 in Montgomery County.

We have worked many times before with Bryan and College Station-area residents who are facing DUI and related charges. It's very clear to us that such charges are a taxing ordeal for people, so we strive to provide clarity about the process and vigor and zeal when it comes to preserving your rights.

In the event that you want to learn more about what we do, you could visit the DUI page of our website.

Source: The Bryan College Station Eagle, "Bryan man charged with third DWI," Oct. 7, 2012