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Stephenville police arrest 5 for DWI over the holiday weekend.



The Stephenville Police Department made its first DWI arrest of the year less than two hours into 2021.


“The first arrest was made at 1:45 a.m. on January 1,” Lt. James Gresham told Beneath the Surface News. “There was a total of five over the holiday weekend, including one arrest involving two child passengers.”


In that case, Gresham said an officer observed a man violating traffic laws in the downtown area on Jan. 2.


He was arrested on scene for DWI and the two child passengers – ages nine and 12 – were released to their mother.


Because children were involved, the charge is enhanced to a felony.


“There were certainly more arrests than we would like during a holiday weekend, especially one with inclement weather and horrible road conditions,” Gresham said.


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