Several Arrested Over The Weekend For Driving While Intoxicated

Occurred Friday, March 30, 2012, Driving While Intoxicated 4000 Kevin Dr. 1203300136

A 44-year-old man was arrested for driving while intoxicated Friday night at the 4000 block of Kerry Drive.

The Corpus Christi Police were called to the area of Weber and Saratoga at 9:45pm by citizen’s complaints of an intoxicated driver that operated a gray Ford F-150 truck.  A Patrol officer located a gray 2002 Ford F-150 with the same license plate characters as from the citizen’s complaints.

The Patrol officer initiated a traffic stop and contacted the only occupant of the truck, Cornelius Gallegos (8/6/1970). The Patrol officer identified clues that Gallegos was intoxicated while he operated his vehicle on a public roadway. Gallegos was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in jail and up to a $2,000 fine.

The Corpus Christi Police completed 12 Driving While Intoxicated arrests and one Driving Under The Influence arrest over the past weekend from March 30 until April 1. There were 9 arrests for a first offense of Driving While Intoxicated, 1 arrest for a 2nd Offense of Driving While Intoxicated (the person was once previously convicted of Driving While Intoxicated), 1 arrest for a 3rd offense of Driving While Intoxicated (the person was previously convicted at least twice for prior D.W.I.), and 1 arrest for Driving While Intoxicated with a child passenger.

There was also 1 arrest for Driving Under The Influence which is a person less than the age of 21 with any detectable amount of alcoholic beverages that operates a vehicle on a public roadway.