September 27, 2022 6:06 am

Posted: 15.11.2021 17:03

DWI Team Continues Success Amidst Tough Circumstances

Montgomery County PCT 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden’s DWI Unit arrested seven more impaired drivers over the weekend, including yet another person who chose to assault officers during their investigation.
Just before 11:00 PM on Saturday (11/13/2021), A PCT 4 DWI Unit responded to assist RFPD (Roman Forest Police Department) with a single-vehicle crash at Roman Forest Blvd. and Chariot Ln. Upon their arrival, Units saw the male driver, later identified as 47-year-old Agapito Salinas, from Houston, TX, trying to push his car out of the ditch. While officers were asking Salinas what had happened, he became very threatening and aggressive, which escalated into him kicking both officers repeatedly. Additional Units arrived on the scene a short time later and were able to assist in getting Salinas detained. There were no serious injuries reported. His bond on the assault charge is set at $25,000. This is not his first DWI arrest or his first assault on a peace officer arrest. On July 9, 2021, he was arrested by Houston Police for driving while intoxicated. HE also assaulted Houston Poice Officer C. Vance by kicking him. He was released on a $2,500 bond on each charge. One of the conditions was that he was not to operate a motor vehicle unless it was equipped with a camera-equipped, deep lung breath analysis mechanism approved by DPS. Another condition was he shall not commit any crime and not engage in any conduct that could result in his arrest. He also was not to use or consume alcohol. Last month his court-appointed attorney for his DWI once again set his Harris County Court date for December 16, 2021, after his attorney requested funds for an investigator. The Harris County Grand Jury indicted him on the assault charge on September 30, 2021.
Salinas was one of seven DWI arrests made by PCT 4 this past weekend. Even though the other six were fairly uneventful, it’s not uncommon for impaired drivers to lash out at Deputies both vocally and oftentimes physically. Just a couple of weeks ago, PCT 4 DWI Units were bitten and spit on by a female DWI suspect. And just like her, Salinas was arrested on additional charges of Assault on a Public Servant.
”Alcohol and/or drugs definitely affect people’s driving and decisions,” stated Constable Hayden. “This often leads to violent attacks on our Deputies on the side of the road. Despite that, they continue to put on their uniform and patrol our roadways. I’m proud of the work our DWI Unit is doing to make East Montgomery County a safer place to live and drive.”