Lufkin radio stations owner arrested for driving without breathalyzer

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin radio stations owner is back in jail on a charge of him violating his probation on a felony driving while intoxicated conviction.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office issued the warrant on Tuesday, according to office records.

Stephen Walter Yates, 52, was convicted of his third DWI in 2007 in Polk County and sentenced to 10 years of probation.

Lufkin Police arrested Yates on Thursday, according to jail records.

Yates is being held in the Angelina County Jail without bond. He will be held there until he is transferred to the Polk County Jail.

Yates owns Yates Broadcasting, which transmits five stations over the air from its downtown Lufkin location.

According to Polk County District Clerk records, a motion was filed to revoke Yates' probation because he was driving a vehicle which did not have a breathalyzer installed.

Lt. Charlie Graham said police learned of Yates' location on Thursday and learned he had a warrant out for his arrest so they arrested him at that location.

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