Man accused of drunk driving with two children in car

Posted at 10:00 AM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 11:00:54-05

A Houston man was arrested after police say he was driving while intoxicated with two young children in the back seat.

College Station police said an officer noticed a blue Cadillac Eldorado speeding on Harvey Mitchel Parkway on Nov. 17 just before 7:30 p.m.

The officer pulled over the car and said the driver, 29-year-old Tristen Blaine Vigil, looked like he was trying to conceal something. He told the officer he did not have insurance or a driver's license on him.

Police said there was a woman in the passenger seat and two young children, a 3-year-old and an 11-year-old, in the back seat. One of the children was not in a proper child restraint.

Vigil told the officer he had one 12-ounce beer an hour before being stopped and did not feel intoxicated. The officer said he had bloodshot and glassy eyes and his speech was slurred.

According to the arrest affidavit, an empty Budweiser can that had residue all over it was pulled out from under the passenger seat.

Vigil was given a field sobriety test and was later arrested for driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 years of age.

He was released from the Brazos County Jail the following day on a $5,000 bond.

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