LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man who was about to be released from probation ruined that chance after showing up drunk for a meeting with his officer, according to police. He then managed to find a way to get his wife arrested, too.
Angelina County Adult Probation Supervisor Dustin Fore said Gary Allen Mills, 52, of Lufkin, who is on probation for bond jumping, came to a meeting with his probation officer Thursday afternoon. The officer suspected he was intoxicated, and had him take a breathalyzer test, in which he blew a .085, just over the legal limit, Fore said.
The officer went to Fore to determine what to do next, and Fore said he told her to see if Mills could get home safely, and that they could meet with a judge on Monday to determine whether or not to arrest Mills on a probation violation.
Fore said Mills said his wife, Windi McClung, 38, could drive him home. The officer walked with Mills back to the vehicle and began talking to McClung. They suspected she was also drunk and confirmed it when her breathalyzer came back at .16, which is twice the legal limit.
Lufkin Police arrived at the scene and decided to arrest both on charges of public intoxication. The probation department put a hold on Mills' jail status until he can appear before a judge.
Fore said Mills had actually been doing well under probation and was being considered for early release, until he did not show up for a meeting recently.
Fore said the department learned McClung is also on probation, for a Class A misdemeanor assault offense. The county court is in the process of getting a warrant for her on probation violations, he said.