Nacogdoches PD: 33-year-old man drove drunk with 2 young kids

Nacogdoches PD: 33-year-old man drove drunk with 2 young kids

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Early Tuesday morning, a Nacogdoches Police officer arrested a 33-year-old Teneha man for driving while intoxicated with two young children, ages 10 and 8, in the car after he was allegedly seen driving recklessly on Northwest Stallings Drive.

Marcus Craig Haltom is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a state-jail felony driving while intoxicated with a child under the age of 15 in the car. No bail has been set at this time.

Sgt. Keith Hawkins, a spokesman for the Nacogdoches Police Department, said that at about 12:59 a.m. Tuesday morning, an officer spotted a reckless driver on the northwest loop that was swerving.

After the NPD officer made a traffic stop on the vehicle, he went to make contact with Haltom, the driver of the vehicle, he noticed a strong odor of alcohol on the man's breath, Hawkins said. According to the police report, Haltom showed other signs of intoxication, and he did poorly on field sobriety tests.

Haltom was arrested at the scene and transported to the Nacogdoches County Jail. The two young children in the vehicle with him were released into a family member's custody, Hawkins said.

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