Driver of 18-wheeler arrested for drunk driving

Published 4:21 pm Friday, December 16, 2016

By Eric Williams

The Orange Leader


DPS received six calls Thursday evening in reference to an 18-wheeler driving recklessly on Strickland Drive in Orange.

A Pinehurst police officer on patrol heard it and was flagged down by a witness that was almost hit by the 18-wheeler.

The officer attempted to stop the truck for several blocks and he finally pulled over in the 2200 block of MacArthur Drive. The officer felt the driver was intoxicated and contacted DPS to do a field sobriety test.

The driver failed all test and blew over the limited. Texas DPS Trooper Kolton Brewster arrested him.

Pinehurst police assisted DPS in this case.

The location of the stop is the same location Ava Nicole Lewis, 25, and Lamya Janise Newhouse, 6, were killed when a vehicle driven by Carl Broussard struck them in October 2015. Broussard’s trail recently changed courts and as yet a date has not been set.