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Police make five drunken-driving arrests in less than four hours
By: Jesse Martinez
EL PASO, Texas Police arrested five people in less than four hours who were accused of driving drunk with their blood alcohol levels about twice the legal limit.
The arrests happened between 11:03 p.m. Monday and 2:45 a.m. Tuesday in various parts of El Paso.
The first arrest happened on the 2400 block of N. Mesa Street when a driver was stopped for having an expired registration.
Then, around 1:28 a.m. on the 9400 block of Dyer Street, a driver did not have his headlights on and was found to be intoxicated.
About an hour later, police arrested another suspected drunken driver on Interstate 10 near mile marker 28. The driver was speeding at 93 mph, and when police pulled the vehicle over, the driver appeared intoxicated, police said.
At 2:36 a.m. on the 6300 block of Montana Avenue, a driver was not staying in the same lane. The driver was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol, police said.
The final arrest happened about 10 minutes later on the 9600 block of Dyer Street when a driver ran a red light. He was also found to be intoxicated.
The offenders were booked into the county jail and each charged with driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content greater than or equal to 0.15. The legal limit in Texas is 0.08.