Lufkin man allegedly tries to sneak coke into jail after DWI arrest

Carlos Padron (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Carlos Padron (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man faces a felony charge after he allegedly tried to sneak cocaine into the Angelina County Jail after he was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge after a rollover accident Tuesday night.

According to the police report, officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Paul Avenue at 10:32 p.m., in reference to a one-vehicle rollover accident. When officers arrived, they found the suspect, Carlos Padron-Espinosa, 24, in the driver's seat. When the officer came to the vehicle, Padron immediately took the keys out of the ignition and gave them to the officer.

The officer reported smelling a strong odor of alcohol and saw a cut on his forehead and asked him what happened. The suspect did not answer the question but said he had only had one drink, according to the report.

Padron was trapped in the vehicle and Lufkin Fire and EMS personnel arrived and helped him get out. Padron refused hospital treatment, according to the report.

Officers arrested Padron after he blew a .15 on the breathalyzer.

Once inside the Angelina County Jail, staff did a routine search and found him to have a small plastic baggy containing cocaine, according to the report.

Padron is charged with Class A DWI and third-degree possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

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