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Possible 6th DWI for El Paso man
By: Joshua Zuber
EL PASO, Texas
El Paso police arrested Rodrigo Melendez, 29, of El Paso for felony DWI after reportedly falling asleep in a Whataburger drive-thru Saturday morning while in his car.
Officials stated in a release that Melendez has five previous DWI convictions.
Officers said they were called to a Whataburger on the 1100 block of Yarbrough around 2:20 a.m. Saturday by a manager.
When officers arrived to the fast-food establishment, they knocked on Melendez's car window.
He awoke and began to drive forward. Melendez was stopped by officers soon after, police said.
Officers arrested him after they stated Melendez appeared intoxicated.
He was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $7,000 bond.