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.