Around midnight on Saturday, someone called Bryan-College Station authorities to let them know that someone driving a black Nissan Xterra had run a red light at the intersection of Harvey Mitchell Parkway and Texas Avenue.

When an officer caught up to the vehicle, it was reportedly going very slowly -- around 25 mph or so -- and apparently was having difficulty maintaining its lane.

The officer tried to stop the driver, but his efforts were to no avail and the vehicle entered traffic on Texas Highway 6 at about 5 mph. The officer reported that the vehicle was swerving and striking the concrete median.

Eventually, the officer exited his own vehicle, reached into the other vehicle and put it in park. As he did so, he was able to tell that the man who was driving smelled strongly of alcohol and PCP, according to the officer's arrest report.

The 36-year-old Somerville man is now charged with driving while intoxicated a third or more time. That is a third-degree felony that could require him to spend 10 years in prison and pay up to $10,000 in fines.

The man has also been charged with a third-degree felony count of possession of a controlled substance.

Source: The Bryan-College Station Eagle, "Slow driver facing DWI charge after officer had to stop car," Dec. 23. 2012

  • In our office, we often help people who have been hit with drug or alcohol-related charges. We know these charges can be intimidating, so we do our best to make things go smoothly and evenly. If you would like to gather more information, you could visit our DWI/DUI page.