Lufkin police: woman arrested for DWI after car breaks down

Tammie Gilbert's mug shot; source: Angelina Co. Jail
Tammie Gilbert's mug shot; source: Angelina Co. Jail

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A woman was arrested Friday night for drunk driving after her car broke down, according to Lufkin police.

Police say they responded to a call concerning a car accident on East Denman, just outside the loop.  However, when they got to the scene, officers realized it was broken down car.

Prior to their arrival, someone had helped the driver, Tammie Gilbert, 43, remove her car from the roadway.  When officers started talking to her, police report detecting signs of intoxication.

Gilbert was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.

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