Zavalla man gets probation for driving drunk with child

Billy Powell (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Billy Powell (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Zavalla man accepted a probation deal after pleading guilty Wednesday to driving drunk with a five-year-old passenger in June.

Billy Wayne Powell Sr., 43, accepted a four-year probation sentence instead of serving two years in state jail.

According to a previous report Powell 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.

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