Smithville Police Make Arrests for DUI, Public Intoxication, and Other Traffic Offenses

October 2, 2008
by: 
Dwayne Page

Smithville Police have made several arrests within the last week on public intoxication, DUI and other traffic related offenses.

Among them were a man and woman who were charged Sunday, September 28th.

43 year old Ricky Estes was arrested for being a habitual offender, a third offense of driving under the influence, and a second offense of driving on a revoked license. His bond totals $11,500 and he will be in court October 16th.

29 year old Cindy Armstrong Estes is charged with public intoxication. Her bond is $1,500 and she will be in court October 16th.

Officer Brad Tatrow, in his report, states that Ricky Estes was arrested for DUI when a computer check of his license showed that it was revoked for being a habitual offender .

According to Officer Tatrow, he observed a vehicle on Short Mountain Street in Smithville weaving into the curb from the right hand lanes. Officer Tatrow stopped the vehicle on Gentry Avenue. The driver, Estes, got out of the vehicle and Officer Tatrow noticed him to be very unsteady on his feet. Upon speaking with Estes, Officer Tatrow noticed that he had very slurred speech. He was asked to perform field sobriety tasks and he performed poorly on all tasks. Estes did submit to a blood alcohol or drug test.

Meanwhile, Officer Nathan Estes, in his report, states that Cindy Armstrong Estes was a passenger of a vehicle in which the driver, Ricky Estes, was arrested for DUI. Cindy Estes got out of the vehicle and was very unsteady on her feet, with slow slurred speech. She performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. It was determined that she was a danger to herself and to the public, therefore she was arrested.

In another case, 56 year old French Junior Mullins of McMinnville was charged with driving under the influence. His bond is $1,000 and he will be in court on October 14th.

According to Officer Nathan Estes, Mullins was operating a motor vehicle on Walker Drive on Friday, September 26th and was involved in an accident. He performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks. He had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and he was unsteady on his feet. He did take a blood test.

36 year old Thomas Dewight Vickers was charged with driving on a revoked license on Saturday, September 27th. His bond is $1,000 and he will be in court on October 9th.

Police say they received three calls on Saturday that Vickers had been driving and that the passengers in the vehicle with him were passed out. He was arrested in the area of Miller Road and he did admit to driving the vehicle. Vickers' license was revoked for DUI on March 30th, 2008 in Smith County. Officers had knowledge of his license being revoked.

Meanwhile, Smithville Police arrested three people after answering a fight call at 398 South College Street on Friday, September 26th.

43 year old Willivaido Larragoltia, 22 year old Rablo Juan Larragoltia, and 31 year old Juan Lucio Galvan were all charged with public intoxication. Bond for each was set at $1,000 and they will appear in court on October 16th.

The police reports state that the Smithville Police Department was answering a fight call and upon arrival, officers found these three men on the porch of the residence at 398 South College Street with a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on them. They were unsteady on their feet and were arrested for their own safety and the safety of the public.

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