Deputies from Polk and San Jacinto Counties suspect Alber is intoxicated.
Drunk Driver's Lucky Day (lucky she wasn't killed), SAN JACINTO COUNTY, January 24, 2010 - At approximately 5:30 am on January 24, 2010, a driver was spotted south-bound on US-59. The problem was that the driver was south-bound in north-bound lanes of traffic. The late model dark Cadillac Escalade continued in the wrong direction of traffic for approximately six miles before Polk County Sheriff's Deputy David Ramsey could get it to pull over. The driver pulled over a short distance over the Trinity River Bridge in San Jacinto County. By now, 2 deputies from San Jacinto County arrived on the scene. The driver of the vehicle was Amrita Alber, 20, of Garland. Alber had been pulled over less than an hour earlier in Corrigan and cited for speeding. Deputies suspected that Alber was intoxicated and sent for Deputy Billy Duke to administer a breathalyzer test on Alber. Alber was placed under arrest and charged with suspicion of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. A rollback wrecker from Fawbush Wrecker Service recovered Alber's vehicle and it will be stored at Fawbush in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 6:30 am.
Special thank you: Assignment Editor, Stash Anderson and Deputy William Jerry
Deputy Billy Duke was summoned to administer a breathalyzer test on Amrita Alber, 20, of Garland.
Alber blows into a breathalyzer.
Deputy William Jerry places Alber under arrest and charges her with suspicion of DWI and reckless driving.
Deputies David Ramsey and Billy Duke search Alber's vehicle.
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