Officers called to the College Station Academy on Saturday night for a reckless driver leads tot he arrest of a Navasota man on a DWI charge.
According to College Station police, they responded to a witness report of a man who slammed into a vehicle in the Academy parking lot. That woman then followed the suspect onto Highway 6, where she told police the driver went around 90 miles per hour, almost hit four other cars, and a concrete divider.
The arrest report says that the man was uncooperative, and told the arresting officer that if he turned his body camera off, he would tell him “everything that is going on.” An open bottle of vodka was also found in the truck, to which the driver responded “you found it. Are we doing this or what?”
57 year old James Shiflett of Navasota was arrested, and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, and Unlawful Carrying of a weapon.
The weapons charge was added, after officers discovered a 9mm semi-automatic Beretta handgun in the truck.
The report said the charge was added: “due to the fact that the defendant intentionally and knowingly carried on or about his person a handgun in a motor vehicle that was then and there under the defendant’s control, and the defendant was then and there engaged in criminal activity, namely Driving While Intoxicated.”
He has since been released after posting a $7,000 bond.