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Lufkin woman arrested for 3rd DWI after driving off roadway

Laquinta Kirksey (Source: Angelina County Jail) Laquinta Kirksey (Source: Angelina County Jail)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Police arrested a Lufkin woman Saturday night after she drove her vehicle off the roadway.

According to the report, at around 9:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to assist Lufkin Fire Department units out with a female that had driven off the road. Driver Laquinta Kirksey, 28 of Lufkin, was allegedly turned around backwards in the driver's seat.  This was at first believed to be a medical problem, and she was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

According to the report, the officer's investigation later indicated that Kirksey's condition was not medical, and that she was under the influence of PCP, but Kirksey had already been released from the hospital.

When the officer attempted to locate Kirksey, he discovered that her vehicle was not where it was left he later found her driving the vehicle recklessly and without a driver's license.

Several Standardized Sobriety Tests were given, and evidence of intoxication was observed.  Kirksey was arrested for DWI. 

Kirksey provided a sample of her blood for analysis and was then transported to the Angelina County Jail.  Kirksey had already been convicted of two previous DWI charges that enhanced this offense to a 3rd degree felony.

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