At approximately 7:30 pm on July 4, 2023, officers from the Sulphur Springs Police Department spotted a vehicle driving recklessly in the 100 block of West Industrial.
The driver, Tommy Hutchings Jr, was approached by the officers and showed clear signs of intoxication, including the smell of alcohol, bloodshot and glassy eyes, and slurred speech. Standardized Field Sobriety Tests were conducted, leading the officers to determine that Hutchings had operated a motor vehicle while under the influence in a public area.
Consequently, he was arrested, read his DIC-24 warning, and taken into custody. Hutchings willingly agreed to undergo a blood specimen test, which was conducted at Christus Mother Frances hospital. Afterward, he was transported to Hopkins County Jail.
Tommy Jerold Hutchings Jr, a 51-year-old resident of Fort Worth, was arrested and booked into the Hopkins County Detention Center on charges of:
1) DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 3RD OR MORE IAT
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