DPS trooper in San Augustine Co. arrests man for DWI with a child

Artie Easley (Source: San Augustine County Jail)
Artie Easley (Source: San Augustine County Jail)

SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper arrested a 33-year-old Bronson man Sunday for allegedly driving drunk with a female child under the age of 1.

Artie Easley was arrested at the scene and charged with DWI with a child under the age of 15, which is a felony. He has since posted his bail and has been released from the San Augustine County Jail.

According to Trooper David Hendry, a DPS spokesman, Easley was driving west on State Highway 21 when he was pulled over for a traffic violation at approximately 10:45 p.m. Sunday. Easley displayed signs of intoxication, and he did poorly on a field sobriety test.

Before he was taken to the San Augustine County Jail, Easley was taken to a local hospital, where a blood sample was obtained for a blood-alcohol test.

The baby girl was released into the custody of her mother, Hendry said.

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