On Friday Hopkins County Deputies were notified of a reckless driver entering Sulphur Springs on Highway 19 North.
Deputy Zack Steward was in the area and spotted the suspect vehicle on Highway 19, turning onto Loop 301. The Hopkins County Deputy got behind the suspected reckless driver, and quickly noticed the vehicle swerving from white to yellow lines several times.
Deputy Steward activated his emergency lights, making a stop on the vehicle for further investigation. As the deputy approached the vehicle to speak with the individual, he detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the breath of the suspected reckless driver, also observing several empty beer cans, along with one in the cup holder.
The Deputy then performed SFST, the report states the deputy started with the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, detecting involuntary jerking of the subjects eyes. When the Deputy asked the individual to perform the walk and turn test, he refused, stating “I’m Not Gonna Lie I’m Drunk”. The driver was then transported to the Hopkins County Hospital for a voluntary blood draw, eventually being transported to the Hopkins County Detention Center.
The suspect identified from booking reports as Loyd Eugene Isham of Sulphur Springs was transported and booked into the Hopkins County Detention Center on charges of:
-Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or more.
A third or subsequent DWI is a third-degree felony charge, punishable by: Up to 10 years in prison, or a minimum of 10 days in jail if probation is granted, with a fine up to $10,000.