Officer Tito Reyes initiated a traffic stop that led to a DWI.
Driver Facing Felony DWI, LIVINGSTON, October 10, 2015 - At approximately 1 am on October 10, 2015, Officer Tito Reyes with Livingston Police Department, was patrolling on US-59 (south-bound) when he spotted a gold Ford Taurus execute an unsafe lane change. Officer Reyes initiated a traffic stop at the south end of Livingston near the city limit. Reyes was quickly joined to Trooper Barett Duren with the Texas Highway Patrol. The officers observed that the driver, Patrick Major, 43, of Huntsville, had two passengers; a mother and her eight year old child. Trooper Duren spoke with Major and became suspicious of intoxication. Major admitted to having smoked marijuana and drinking prior to driving. Duren conducted a field sobriety test on Major and placed him under arrest for felony driving while intoxicated (felony because of the child in the car). Additionally, Major had an open container of beer and a marijuana cigarette in his vehicle. His vehicle was driven from the scene by his adult passenger that wasn't intoxicated.
Trooper Barett Duren placed 43 year old Patrick Major, of Huntsville, under arrest.
Because there was a minor under the age of 15 in Major's vehicle, he was charged with felony DWI.
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