Lufkin Police waiting on blood test for DWI with child suspect

Mayra Hernandez mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Mayra Hernandez mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - By Jeff Awtrey - email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police have sent a blood sample for testing to confirm a Lufkin woman was intoxicated in a traffic wreck in which three children were passengers, according to a police spokesman.

According to Det. J.B. Smith, the investigating officer did find cause to believe Mayra Hernandez, 19, was intoxicated, but because she was injured in the Sept. 10 wreck, did not feel she was fit for incarceration.

Smith said the officer confirmed he will wait for the results to return before seeking a warrant for Hernandez's arrest, assuming the results confirm she was intoxicated.

The accident happened shortly before 11 p.m. on College Drive near the intersection of Daniel McCall Drive.

A white Pontiac, driven by Hernandez, collided with a gray Ford.  The driver of the Ford, 77-year-old Paul Crye, of Lufkin, and his passenger, 88-year-old Mildred Stuber were taken to Memorial Health System.  They were treated for minor injuries and released Friday night.

Hernandez and three children, ages 1,2,3, were taken by ambulance to Woodland Heights Medical Center. They have since been treated and released.

Investigators said Hernandez crossed the centerline and struck the car driven by Crye. The police report also states Hernandez was issued citations for Fail to Maintain Single Lane, No Driver's License, No Insurance, Open Alcohol Container, and three counts of Improperly Restrained Child.

Hernandez has prior convictions for assault on her criminal record.

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