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Published on February 26, 2024
Harris County Man Charged with DWI After Found Asleep at the Wheel with High BACSource: Facebook/Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4

A man found slumped over the steering wheel of his car was busted for driving drunk - at more than double the legal limit in Texas, according to authorities.

Constable Mark Herman's deputies arrived on scene in the 8500 block of Humble Westfield on February 22 to check out a report of a man, later identified as Miguel Rodriguez-Marroquin, asleep in a vehicle, officials said. The deputies needed to wake the man, who then showed "multiple signs of intoxication," according to Constable Mark Herman's Facebook post.

After Rodriguez-Marroquin failed a series of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, a further probe revealed his alcohol level to be .184, well above Texas's legal limit of .08. "Miguel Rodriguez was arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail, charged with Driving While Intoxicated," according to Constable Mark Herman's detailed announcement.

Despite the severity of the charges, and Rodriguez-Marroquin's considerable level of intoxication, his bond was reportedly set at a mere $100 out of County Court 14. This has raised eyebrows in the community, concerning the low threshold for such a potentially dangerous offense. Harris County officials have not yet commented on the bond amount.