by Emily Waldrep
A Colmesneil woman identified as Kimberly Ann Sweeny was arrested and charged with her third count of Driving While Intoxicated on February 3 after a concerned citizen in Woodville reported a vehicle driving dangerously through town.
According to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, he received a call about a possible intoxicated driver who was traveling through the city of Woodville headed north."The driver was driving in the turning lane all throughout town, and into oncoming traffic at speeds of 20 to 30 miles per hour," Weatherford said. "Deputies Jeremy Byrum, Tony Reynolds and Brian Seales located the vehicle just north of Doucette. Deputy Byrum conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Kimberly Ann Sweeny, age 47 of Colmesneil. Sweeny had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath, her eyes were bloodshot, and it was very obvious to the deputies on scene that Sweeney was very intoxicated."Sweeny was placed under arrest and transported to the Tyler County Sheriff's Department"Department of Public Safety Trooper Buck Odom instructed Sweeny to perform field sobriety testing and Sweeny chose to offer a breath specimen to determine her blood alcohol content," Weatherford said. "Her results revealed that she was over 3 times the legal limit, and .8 is the legal limit in Texas."Sweeny was booked into jail on charges of Driving While Intoxicated, third offense."If callers have any suspicion that vehicles or drivers are impaired in any way should not hesitate to contact the proper authorities," Weatherford said. "It was a concerned citizen that possibly saved this persons life, as well as many others who were on the highway."
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