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Abilene Police: Driver going 10 mph arrested, sisters fight

Published On: Aug 12 2013 11:26:28 AM CDT
Updated On: Aug 12 2013 12:43:08 PM CDT
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From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:

At approximately 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Officer David Humber contacted a motorist in the 100 block of Ruidosa Drive after observing the vehicle traveling suspiciously slow, about 10 mile per hour, and swerving within the traffic lane. Officer Humber contacted the female driver during the preliminary investigation and observed that the driver displayed indicators of intoxication and he smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. Officer Humber also observed that there were two children in the back seat of the vehicle. The driver conducted standard field sobriety tests which she performed poorly. The investigation also revealed that both juveniles in the vehicle were minors under the age of 15. A mandatory blood specimen was taken as part of the investigation and the driver was arrested for felony DWI. This investigation continues.

At about 6:20 p.m. Sunday, Officers Mary Guitar and Adrian Slaymaker responded to a disturbance in the 5800 block of Southmoor Drive. APD dispatch had been contacted about a physical altercation between two teenage sisters. Officer Slaymaker’s preliminary investigation revealed that the juvenile victim, age 16, had been assaulted by her sister, alleging that the older sister, age 17, struck the victim’s face and arm with a closed fist and by pulling the victim’s hair. This altercation was witnessed by their father. Injuries consistent with the assault were observed on the victim. The subject was arrested for misdemeanor Assault (Family Violence).

At about 7 p.m. Saturday, Officers Michael Janusz and Charlie Compton responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the 200 block of South Willis Street. An unidentified male called APD dispatch and informed them to send the police, but the caller’s speech was slurred. A possible disturbance was reportedly heard in the background by the call-taker. Officer Janusz contacted four persons in the backyard of the involved residence; some appeared to be intoxicated. Officer Janusz deduced who had called APD, a male subject, but he initially denied calling APD. There was no identifiable offense reported at that time. Officer Janusz conducted a records check that revealed that the involved male subject was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for the offense of felony Assault (Family Violence). Officer Janusz was then notified by a witness that the subject was in the act of committing an assault on his spouse. Officer Janusz ran to the backyard and arrested the subject after a brief struggle. The preliminary investigation revealed that two witnesses affirmed the assault between the subject and his spouse. The spouse had no visible injuries from allegedly being pushed to the ground. The investigation also revealed that the victim had a protective order in effect against the male subject. The subject was arrested for his warrant and for two misdemeanor offenses: Assault (Family Violence) and Violation of Protective Order. This investigation continues.