Lufkin Police arrest woman for allegedly driving drunk with kids in wreck

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

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Lufkin Police have arrested a woman they say was driving drunk with three young children when she wrecked into another vehicle in September.

The investigating officer at the time felt he had enough evidence to arrest Mayra Hernandez, 19, of Lufkin, after the wreck. However, because she was injured in the Sept. 10 wreck, he did not feel she was fit for incarceration.

Monday, Lufkin Police received an anonymous tip that Hernandez was working at a Lufkin business and informed her at about 10 a.m. that she was under arrest for driving while intoxicated with a child passenger and seven Class C misdemeanor warrants. She was taken into custody without incident.

The accident happened shortly before 11 p.m. on Sept. 10 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 that night.

Hernandez and three children, ages 1,2,3, were taken by ambulance to Woodland Heights Medical Center. They were also 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.

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