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2 Lufkin restaurants report 3 cases of public intoxication

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Kristie Hinson, James Hinson (Source: Angelina County Jail) Kristie Hinson, James Hinson (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Michael Arnold (Source: Angelina County Jail) Michael Arnold (Source: Angelina County Jail)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Two Lufkin restaurants reported cases of public intoxication to authorities, putting three East Texans behind bars.

An East Texas duo is behind bars after employees at a Lufkin restaurant told authorities that the pair appeared to be intoxicated.

According to Sergeant Rodney Squires of the Lufkin Police Department, employees saw James Gregory Hinson, 52, of Lufkin and Kristie R. Hinson, 37, of Etoile sitting outside Chick-fil-a, located in the 4600 block of South Medford Drive. The duo allegedly appeared to be drunk while sitting inside of their Ford Taurus at 2:27 p.m. Tuesday. Employees then called police. When authorities arrived, the couple failed their sobriety tests, according to the police report.

The pair was then arrested and booked into the Angelina County Jail.

A Huntington man was arrested from Ray's Drive-In, located in the 1100 block of South Timberland drive, when employees noticed he was drinking and driving.

According to Squires, Michael Arnold, 65, was sitting in the drive-thru stall of the restaurant. Arnold was behind the wheel with an open cup of mixed alcohol in his lap. Authorities also noted he was riding with his pit-bull the car. The Ford F-150 Arnold was driving as still running when authorities arrived, but the car was in park.

Squires says when officers made contact, Arnold told police he got off work at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. He then went to the liquor store off of Highway 94 and purchased whiskey. Arnold allegedly had a couple drinks and then stopped at Ray's for a burger before going home.

Arnold failed a sobriety test. He was arrested and booked into the Angelina County Jail. The vehicle and his dog were released to a friend.

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