Nacogdoches man charged with DWI had 8 kids in car
Nacogdoches, TX — A Nacogdoches man was arrested Sunday evening after a person reported the vehicle he was driving nearly hit another vehicle head-on, according to a Nacogdoches Police Department Public Information Officer Greg Sowell.
Officers found the Nissan pickup at about 7:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Old Tyler Road and discovered through field sobriety tests that the driver was intoxicated and had eight children between the ages of 1 and 12 in the vehicle, Sowell said. There were also four adults in the pickup.
Lionso Rodarte Torres, 27, is charged with one count of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger. His bond was set at $15,000.
None of the children were restrained and the other four adults were not intoxicated, Sowell said. The vehicle was released to one of the occupants, who took the other occupants to their homes.