DWI arrests

Top row, from left, Damien Harvey-Demarco Horne, Whitney Renee Plasterer and Richard Patrick Mulligan.

Bottom, from left, John Bruce Slover and John Alton Sinson III

Wrecks and drivers caught speeding significantly faster than posted limits resulted in at least five felony intoxicated driving arrests this past weekend, authorities said.

One incident occurred in front of Pine Tree High School.

Damien Harvey-Demarco Horne was being held Monday in the Gregg County Jail on a $25,000 bond charged with driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.

About 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Longview police found Horne, 38, of Grand Prairie sitting in his car in the westbound lane of Fairmont Street outside the high school with both front tires flat and the axles broken with both wheels broken outward from an accident, officers said.

Officers later deemed Horne as intoxicated and took him to a local hospital where a blood test was drawn.

An unrelated two-vehicle wreck about five hours earlier on U.S. 259 North at Tryon Road led to another Dallas-area man’s arrest.

John Alton Stinson III, 41, of Forney was being held Monday in the Gregg County Jail on a $25,000 bond charged with driving while intoxicated, third or more offense. A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper responding to the wreck said he noticed the smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from Stinson, according to an affidavit.

Whitney Renee Plasterer, 31, of Longview also remained Monday in the Gregg County Jail on a $25,000 bond charged with driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.

Shortly after midnight Saturday, a Longview police officer conducting traffic enforcement on McCann Road at Spur 63 said Plasterer drove through the 40 mph zone at 64 mph. She was arrested after a field sobriety test, according to an affidavit.

At 11:30 p.m. Saturday, a state trooper clocked a passenger car at speeds reaching 96 mph on Interstate 20, where the speed limit is 75 mph, records show.

During a resulting traffic stop, the trooper determined through investigation that the driver, Richard Patrick Mulligan, 51, of Jackson, Idaho, was intoxicated, records show. Mulligan had a strong odor of alcohol, he told authorities that he had Prozac and lorazepam, and investigators found a half-empty bottle of vodka in his glove box, according to records.

Mulligan was being held Monday in the Gregg County Jail on $25,300 in bonds, charged with driving while intoxicated, third or more offense, and driving with an invalid license.

At 12:53 a.m. Sunday, a Gregg County sheriff’s deputy pulled over a pickup driven by John Bruce Slover. The pickup was clocked at 72 mph in a 55 mph zone on Estes Parkway south of Eastman Road in Longview, according to authorities.

Slover, 53, of Longview was later arrested after a field sobriety test. He was released from jail Sunday on a $25,000 bond after being charged with driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.

Jimmy Daniell Isaac covers the city of Longview and Gregg County. Follow him on Twitter: @jimmyisaaclives.