On August 2, at approximately 8:10 a.m., Victor Nolan Loftin was arrested after allegedly operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Police received a call to locate a reckless driver of a 2002 white Dodge Dakota truck with paper tags coming out of Silsbee. Sergeant Trey Brothers, of the Lumberton Police Department, located and stopped the vehicle at McDonalds on 96.
According to police, Loftin appeared to be under the influence of drugs or medication. Sergeant Brothers was informed that the suspect was in route to Beaumont to pick up an interlock device to place on his newly purchased vehicle. An interlock device is breathalyzer device placed on a vehicle and requires the driver to blow into the mouthpiece before the vehicle can be driven.
Police say the 59 year old man failed the field sobriety tests and was transported to the Altus Emergency Center where he submitted to a blood test. The blood sample was sent to the DPS crime lab for analysis. Lumberton Chief of Police Danny Sullins said that Loftin was on probation for his third DWI and is now looking at a third degree felony. He was booked into the Hardin County Jail.