Men in Black’s Holiday Weekend DWI Enforcement Efforts Successful
By Pct. 4 Chief Deputy Barry Welch
The Montgomery County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office conducted DWI enforcement over the Memorial Day Weekend resulting in five arrests for Driving While Intoxicated, and seven narcotics arrests.
There were several repeat offenders among those arrested for DWI. One suspect had six prior DWI arrests, with four of those resulting in convictions. He was traveling on US Highway 59 near FM 1485 in the New Caney area when a Pct. 4 Deputy Constable spotted him.
The Deputy reported he was conducting traffic patrol enforcement around 10:30 p.m., when he saw a green truck pass by, driving erratically and drifting back and forth on the highway, along with committing several traffic violations, placing the public in great danger.
The deputy initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, and the suspect took a very long time to pull over. The driver identified himself by using his Mexican passport. The driver had no insurance on the vehicle and appeared to be intoxicated as the deputy conducted several field sobriety tests. He also refused to submit to a breathalyzer test.
The deputy placed the driver under arrest, had his vehicle towed, and then transported him to the Montgomery County Jail where a blood draw warrant was issued, leaving the suspect no choice but to allow the collection of further evidence.
The driver was identified as 42-year-old Jesus Castillo, of Houston.
Castillo is charged with Driving While Intoxicated, 3rd or More (his seventh DWI arrest).
Pct. 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden said, “This is just one example of the serious dangers on our roads, especially during a holiday weekend.” “As your elected Pct. 4 Constable, I will continue to target impaired drivers every day of the week in order to provide a safer East Montgomery County for everyone,” he said. “I can’t say it enough – Don’t drink and drive, and always watch out for impaired drivers.”
As of press time, Castillo remains held in the Montgomery County Jail with bond set at $50,000.