A motorist arrested on a DWI charge consented to give a blood sample, and he explained his reason for throwing the cotton from the “draw site” on his arm at the arresting officer.

“Because I don’t like you,” officer James Fuller quoted the man as saying as he was booked into the Brown County Jail early Saturday morning.

Aristeo Cardenas, 33, was booked on charges of DWI, driving with an invalid license with a previous conviction and on a city warrant, jail records state.

Fuller made a traffic stop on Magnolia at around 3:30 a.m. and conducted a field sobriety test. The motorist refused to give a breath sample but said he would give a blood sample, Fuller’s report states. Fuller took the man to Brownwood Regional Medical Center, where blood was drawn.

The arrest was one of several recent arrests involving alcohol or drugs.

Deputy John Fincher arrested Jeffrey Plummer, 20, of San Angelo on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana after a traffic stop Sunday night on Highway 279 in Brownwood. Officer Dustin Bode arrested Matthew Green, 20, of Brownwood on a charge of possession of marijuana after a traffic stop Friday in the 1300 block of Avenue J. Officer Troy Grusendorf arrested Jennifer Hathcock, 20, of Brownwood on a charge of possession of marijuana and on county warrants after a traffic stop Saturday in the 1700 block of Avenue B. Officer Chandra Geis arrested David Jones, 41, of Lubbock on a public intoxication charge Friday morning after checking on a parked van that was blocking traffic in the Wal-Mart parking lot. A man was lying in the back of the van. Officer Brandon Arnold was dispatched to the 1700 block of River Oaks early Sunday morning on a report of “suspicious activity.” Arnold saw a pickup parked in the middle of the road, and a man standing outside the vehicle was trying to get in.

Arnold arrested the pickup’s driver, Tommy Lindley, 38, of Brownwood, and the passenger, Troy Craddock, 42, of Early on public intoxication charges.