A 56-year-old College Station man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. If he is convicted, it will be at least his third DUI conviction in Brazos County.

The man was pulled over around the intersection of Texas Highway 21 and Texas Avenue. The arresting officer initiated the traffic stop after noticing a lit cigarette tossed out of the vehicle's window, following by a second lit cigarette a few minutes later.

When the officer approached the vehicle, he noticed the man's eyes were "bloodshot" and "glassy." He also reported smelling a strong odor of alcohol.

If the man was given field sobriety tests or a blood-alcohol content test, that hasn't been reported in coverage of his arrest.

The man was arrested and was booked into Brazos County Jail. He was later released after he posted $10,000 bond.

The man has at least two prior DUIs in Brazos County. That means the DUI charge he is facing now is a felony, which carries with conviction a much more serious punishment than does the misdemeanor DUI charge faced by first-time offenders.

Our office often assists people who are facing legal consequences following a mistake they made involving driving and too much alcohol. If it would be beneficial for you to learn more about this field of law, one resource you might consider is our DUI page. You might also look into the possibility of speaking with an attorney; many criminal defense lawyers have free consultations, so you would become better informed at no financial cost to you.

Search: The Bryan-College Station Eagle, "Suspected drunken driver has multiple priors," Nov. 4, 2012