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Kilgore man charged with drunken driving with children in car

From Staff Reports
Oct. 31, 2012 at 10 p.m.


A Kilgore man was arrested just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday after Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said he drove drunk with three children in the car.

Jose Antonio Cordova, 40, drove off the road several times and then directly into oncoming traffic near Texas 31 in Kilgore.

The driver was tested to see if he was intoxicated and admitted to having four or five beers; however, more than five cans were found in his Hummer, according to his arrest affidavit.

Cordova had three children, 13, 10 and 8 years old in the car with him who told troopers they were afraid and asked their father to return to his lane.

Cordova was charged with driving while intoxicated with a child younger than 15 years old and two counts of endangering a child criminal negligence.

Cordova was held Wednesday in the Gregg County Jail on bonds totaling $7,500.

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