Two drivers — including one who was driving himself to jail for a weekend commitment — were arrested on DWI charges following a four-vehicle accident Friday night in Early, police said.
John Sluss, 33, was headed to jail to lay out earlier charges when the accident happened shortly before 8 p.m. at Garmon and Live Oak, police said. In addition to DWI, Sluss was also charged with possession of marijuana, driving with an invalid license, failure to control speed and duty to give information/render aid.
Police identified the other driver who was arrested for DWI as Jeromy Tolleson, 49.
According to an email from Early police:
A vehicle broke down and was in the roadway while crossing the highway. A northbound SUV, driven by Sluss, T-boned the disabled vehicle.
Moments later a pickup arrived to assist the disabled vehicle, and that driver did not know about the accident that had just occurred. The driver who had arrived to help pulled into the roadway and stopped. That driver’s vehicle was struck from behind by Tolleson’s vehicle, also traveling north.
Sluss tried to leave the scene, but the responding officer, Cpl. Michelle Sheedy, located the vehicle immediately at Garman and Early Boulevard.
Police obtained search warrants for blood draws from Tolleson and Sluss, who were taken to Brownwood Regional Medical Center and then to the Brown County Jail.