Victorino Martinez Diaz

Victorino Martinez Diaz

An Ingram man was charged with a felony driving while intoxicated offense while reportedly attempting to enter the U.S. from Mexico, police say.

Victorino Martinez Diaz, 57, was arrested at 3:14 a.m. Sunday at the port of entry, 3140 Spur 239, and charged with driving while intoxicated, third or more offenses, a third degree felony, according to a Del Rio Police Department report.

Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 Pat Cole set Diaz’s bond at $5,000, according to documents on file with the magistrate’s office.

Officer Homer Perez met with Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents, who had detained a man they suspected was driving while intoxicated, said Sr. Officer Dulce Gonzalez.

“Agents reported they could smell a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the vehicle and the driver,” Gonzalez said. “He had slurred speech and glossy red eyes.”

Diaz performed a standardized field sobriety test and Perez observed additional signs of intoxication, Gonzalez said.

“He was asked to exit the vehicle and he had trouble maintaining his balance,” Gonzalez said. “Several clues of intoxication were noted by the officer.”

Perez was brought to county jail where he provided a breath sample of .152 and .144, Gonzalez said.

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