A vehicle parked next to a bank’s drive-thru turned into a driving while intoxicated arrest recently, as a La Pryor man was found unconscious inside a pick-up truck. Angel Sage Granado, 27, who has his residence listed at the 300 block of West Hazel Street, was arrested on June 26 and charged with driving while intoxicated the second, a Class A misdemeanor.
Court documents state Del Rio Police Department Sgt. Hubert Smith was dispatched at 12:45 a.m. to the 600 block of East Gibbs Street, to investigate a possible intoxicated driver.
A probable cause affidavit states Smith observed a white Dodge Ram pick-up truck parked in the roadway adjacent to the drive-thru of Border Federal Credit Union.
Smith approached the truck and observed the driver passed out in the driver’s seat with the engine running and the transmission in park.
Smith, the affidavit states, tried to open the door but the doors were locked. He then started knocking on the driver’s side window.
The driver woke up after a few minutes and opened the door as Smith asked him to step out of the vehicle.
Smith, the court document states, smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the driver’s breath.
Smith identified the driver as Granado, and asked him if he had been drinking. Court documents state Sage admitted to drinking a six pack of Angry Orchard, and said he was coming from La Pryor.
Smith contacted Officer Nadine Terrazas to perform a standard field sobriety test on Granado. According to the affidavit Granado failed the test. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated the second, and transported to the Del Rio Police Department for processing.