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Lumberton Woman arrested after 'couple of drinks'

by Emily Waldrep

Tyler County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Seales was informed of a vehicle traveling northbound on Highway 92 from Hardin County into Tyler County Sunday, May 26.

"The vehicle was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the highway and swerving between the lanes," said Sheriff Bryan Weatherford of the Tyler County Sheriff Department.

Seales made visual contact with the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Highway 92 in front of Spurger High School. The driver was identified as April Marie Meads, age 38 of Lumberton. Meads stated that she was heading to her house, but when she provided her driver's license to Deputy Seales it stated that she had a Lumberton address.

Seales asked Meads where she lived, and she stated she lived in Lumberton. Meads admitted to drinking a couple of alcoholic beverages earlier. When deputies asked Meads if she knew where she was, she stated she was on Highway 69 heading into Lumberton.

Deputy Seales conducted several field sobriety tests, which Meads failed.

Meads was placed under arrest and taken into the Tyler County Jail where she provided a sample of her breath, which revealed her Blood Alcohol Level was at .38.

Meads was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and her bond was set at $1,500.

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