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Man asleep in car charged with DWI

Man asleep in car charged with DWI

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Eagle Staff Report

A Bryan man with four convictions for driving while intoxicated was arrested for his fifth offense early Thursday.

Police discovered the man, 40-year-old Richard Adam Gonzalez, passed out behind the wheel of his truck in the intersection of Walker and East 30th Street at about 3 a.m.

Officers attempted to speak with Gonzalez, but he was mostly unresponsive and lost his balance several times while slurring his responses to their questions, according to a police report.

He was taken to St. Joseph Regional Health Center, where his blood was drawn for alcohol testing.

According to the report, Gonzalez was previously convicted of driving while intoxicated in 2000 in Lockhart, in 2003 in San Marcos, in 2007 in Marlin and in October 2010 in Franklin.

He was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated with three or more previous convictions, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years behind bars.

He was released from the Brazos County Jail on Thursday after posting $4,000 bail.

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