Lufkin man arrested for DWI with a one-year-old

Source: Angelina County Jail
Source: Angelina County Jail

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man is behind bars after he was arrested Saturday fordriving while intoxicated with a one year old in the car with him.

Randy Eckenfels, 28, of Lufkin is currently being held on a $5,000bond.

According to Sgt. Mike Shurley with the Lufkin PoliceDepartment, officers were called out to a wreck in the area of the 1700 block ofFrank Avenue.

"Once on scene, officers observed a bottle containing 94pills of Carisoprodol," Shurley said. "He was suspected of being intoxicatedbased on the amount of prescription drugs he had on him."

Shurley said that the one-year-old child is now in the custody of his grandfather.

Charges are pending until the departmentreceives the results from a blood test.

"Those tests can take anywhere from six to eight weeks,"Shurley said.

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