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Police log three DWI arrests

Ennis police racked up a total of three DWI arrests Saturday and Sunday, according to Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson.
Hopson said while on routine patrol Saturday Officer Paul Asby witnessed a vehicle run a stop sign at Clay St. and W. Denton St. Asby activated the overhead lights and brought the vehicle to a stop in the 400 block of Clay St.
Asby reported observing the driver put alcoholic beverages in the console of the vehicle. The driver could not produce a driver’s license when asked and Asby said he could smell alcohol on the driver’s breath while talking with him.
Hopson stated the driver admitted to having too much to drink when asked. The suspect was taken into custody and refused to give a blood specimen.
Jose Espino, 41, of Ennis was charged with driving while intoxicated.
The next DWI arrest came as a result of a traffic accident at 6:30 p.m. in the 700 block of E. Denton St.
Hopson said Officer Rodney Rickman responded to the accident and found the suspect in a black Dodge Ram truck. The suspect struck the other vehicle when the driver attempted to turn into a driveway and passed in front of the suspect.
Rickman reported a field sobriety test was given at the scene, which the suspect failed.
The suspect was transported to the police department and refused to give a blood specimen.
Jesse Martinez, 55, of Ennis was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with no driver’s license and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
The final arrest took place Sunday morning when Rickman observed a white 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis traveling westbound on Ennis Ave. at Clay St. Hopson said Rickman observed the vehicle drifting in the lane and accelerating and decelerating in an abnormal manner.
Rickman activated his lights and sirens but was unable to stop the vehicle. The driver finally came to a stop in the 1900 block of W. Ennis Ave.
Upon speaking with the driver, the suspect identified himself to Rickman, who noticed an odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath, slurred speech and poor motor skills. A field sobriety test was initiated, which Hopson said the suspect did not do well.
The suspect was taken into custody and transported to Ennis police department without further incident. He also refused to provide a blood specimen for testing.
Gerardo Contreras, 21, of Ennis was charged with driving while intoxicated.

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