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Woman arrested on DWI with child passenger

July 11, 2019




Lumberton Police arrest three in three days for drunk driving 

​A series of traffic stops by Lumberton Law Enforcement yielded three drunk drivers over the holiday weekend.
​On July 3, at 7:56 pm, Officer Kenneth Aydelotte stopped Clemente Mario Moreno, 36, of Buna, for driving 21 mph over the speed limit in a 45 mph zone.
​Moreno was pulled over on Hwy 96 at Chance Road doing 66 mph when Aydelotte discovered the man’s children were also on-board.
​Moreno was charged with three counts of DWI, with child passengers all under the age of 15 years. CPS was notified, and the children were turned over to a relative.
​He was transported to the Hardin County jail where it was determined that Moreno also has a parole warrant for previous convictions with the Texas Department Corrections.
​On July 6, Tricia Ann Vinson, 36, of Pasadena, was stopped on West Walton Road at Walter Road for speeding.
​Officer Colton Havard pulled Vinson’s Ford Mustang for doing 78 mph in a 30 mph zone at 3:40 pm.
​“Once stopped, she had all signs of intoxication, a field sobriety test, and breathalyzer was given – which she failed,” Lumberton Chief Danny Sullins said.
​While detaining Vinson, a citizen stopped to thank the officer saying “the car had been flying down the neighborhood street.”
​Vinson was arrested on a class B misdemeanor, and her ire was immortalized in word and gesture on the officer’s video camera.
​On July 7, at 11:20 pm, Lumberton Sgt. Trey Brothers arrested Jennette Roqme Murillo, 42, from Katy, at Hwys 69/421.
​Several calls reported the driver, and when stopped Murillo was stopped, it was found that she had her six-year-old daughter in the car.
​“She said she was returning to Katy from the beach and thought she was in Pearland,” Sullins said.
​Murillo failed a field sobriety test, and Justice of the Peace M. Minton issued a warrant for a blood search at Altus.
​She was arrested with a DWI, with a child passenger; a state jail felony and CPS was contacted.
​Murillo has multiple previous DWI arrests, including other arrests with her child on-board.
​“The officers stayed with the little girl until her family from Katy arrived at 3:30 am,” Sullins said.
​Tragically, the child told officers she knew of similar holds happening before. “The officers said she was precious; it just breaks officers’ hearts,” he said. 

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