A College Station man was arrested last Monday and was subsequently charged with his third DWI. That he continues to get into trouble with alcohol and the law even after two DWI convictions indicates to us that he perhaps has not received the help he needs when it comes to managing the way he relates to intoxicating substances.

The chain of events leading to Monday's arrest began when the man was driving near Southwest Parkway and Wellborn Road when he struck a pole and then reversed into traffic, according to a police report filed in connection with his arrest.

The man was pulled over a short time later on Harvey Mitchell Parkway and Holleman Drive West after a police officer noticed that his vehicle bore damage consistent with the incident reported earlier.

It should be noted that the vehicle reported to have struck a pole was said to be a Chevy Blazer and the man's vehicle is a Ford Expedition. Although we value eyewitness accounts, their accuracy should not be overstated.

The man appeared disoriented and blew a 0.24 in a blood-alcohol content test. The legal limit in Texas, as it is in all states, is. 0.08.

The man was arrested and taken to Brazos County Jail, from which he was released Tuesday.

He has now been charged with driving while intoxicated for the third or more time. That is a third-degree felony that could net the man a fine of up to $10,000 and 10 years in prison if he is convicted.

Source: The Bryan-College Station Eagle, "College Station man crashes into pole, charged with third DWI," Jan. 9, 2013