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Zavalla man accused of driving drunk with 5-year-old

Billy Powell (Source: Angelina County Jail) Billy Powell (Source: Angelina County Jail)
ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

A state trooper arrested a Zavalla man after he reportedly got caught driving drunk with a five-year-old girl in the vehicle with him Tuesday afternoon.

DPS spokesman David Hendry said Billy Wayne Powell Sr., 43, was driving northbound on US 69 South when a trooper stopped him for speeding.

The trooper reported an odor of alcohol on Powell and had him take a field sobriety test, which he failed.

Powell had a five-year-old girl in the vehicle with him. The trooper arrested him on a charge of state-jail felony driving while intoxicated with a child passenger.

An employee with Child Protective Services arrived at the scene and released the child into the custody of a family member.

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