San Augustine Police officers arrest local man for DWI with a child

San Augustine Police officers arrest local man for DWI with a child

SAN AUGUSTINE, TX (KTRE) - San Augustine County Police officers arrested a 44-year-old man Saturday for allegedly driving drunk with a child under the age of 15 in the car.

Tommy Lacy, of San Augustine, was charged with driving while intoxicated with a child, a state jail felony. He was released on a $5,000 bond Sunday.

According to Chief Jessee Fountain of the San Augustine Police Department, one of his officers stopped a Mercedes-Benz driven by Lacy in the 100 block of U.S. Highway 96 for a defective headlight. When the officer approached lacy, he allegedly noticed a "strong smell of alcohol on the man's breath" and that his eyes were red and blood shot.

Jessee Fountain said Lacy failed a field sobriety test and refused to submit to a portable breath test. Because he had a child under the age of 15 in the car with him, he was taken to a San Augustine hospital for a mandatory blood draw.

Once the results came back, he was arrested at the scene and transported to the San Augustine County Jail.

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