POSTED: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 8:45pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 8:59pm
A Kilgore man was arrested Tuesday evening after Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said he drove drunk with three children in the car.
According to arrest reports, Jose Antonio Cordova, 40, drove off the road multiple times at about 6 p.m. before directly into oncoming traffic near Texas 31 in Kilgore.
The driver was tested to see if he was drunk and admitted to having four or five beers. Troopers found more than five cans in the Hummer he was driving, according to his arrest affidavit.
Cordova had three children, ages 8, 10 and 13, in the car with him. The children told troopers they were afraid and asked their father to return to his lane.
Cordova has been charged with driving while intoxicated with a child under 15-years-old and two counts of endangering a child criminal negligence.
Cordova was held Wednesday in the Gregg County Jail on bonds totaling $7,500.