After backlash, Abbott ends secondary truck inspections for vehicles coming from Nuevo León, Mexico
After heavy bipartisan backlash, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday ended a Texas DPS checkpoint for commercial trucks coming in from Nuveo León after striking a deal with Gov. Samuel Alejandro Garcia Sepulveda.
Man accused of shooting DPS trooper dies by suicide, officials say
DeArthur Pinson Jr., 36, is considered “armed and dangerous and should not be approached,” according to officials. Update:A man accused of shooting a DPS trooper was found deceased, according to the Mclennan County Sheriff’s Office. DeArthur Pinson Jr., 36, was located by authorities Saturday evening and he has died by suicide, Limestone County Judge Richard Duncan confirms. Trooper Chad Walker is still recovering in the hospital and is in critical condition, according to officials. Trooper Walker was taken to Baylor Scott & White - Hillcrest Hospital in Waco, where he is in critical but stable condition, officials said.
Driver fleeing from DPS reached 100 mph before crashing into home, troopers say
SAN ANTONIO – The driver of a black pickup lost control Tuesday afternoon while allegedly fleeing from Texas DPS troopers, crashing into a home on the city’s Northwest Side. Orlando Moreno said the incident began when a trooper initiated a traffic stop near Culebra and I-10 for speeding. The driver then exceeded speeds of 100 mph while attempting to evade the trooper, Moreno said. The driver, who is a 19-year-old man was taken to the hospital, where he is expected to survive. Moreno said it’s unclear why the driver was speeding.
Texas DPS trooper arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting woman he pulled over
KATY, Texas – A state trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety was arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman while he was on duty Friday night, DPS officials confirm. He’s accused of forcing a woman to perform oral sex on him after a traffic stop, according to multiple reports. He then allegedly placed his hand on his firearm and told the woman to run. Boykin has been employed with the department for approximately four years and was assigned to the Texas Highway Patrol office in Katy. Boykin was arrested Saturday and booked into Harris County Jail where he was later bonded out, KPRC reported.
Lengthy car chase ends with arrest in Frio County
SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County deputies pursued a man for roughly 30 miles after he sped off from them, according to the sheriff’s office. On Thursday morning, a deputy spotted a car driving erratically and cutting off 18-wheeler trucks on I-35 South in Southwest Bexar County, officials said. As a deputy approached the car, the driver sped off, kicking off the pursuit. The deputies were assisted by a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter, Medina County sheriff’s deputies and Frio County sheriff’s deputies. The man eventually attempted to flee on foot inside the Frio County line, Bexar County deputies said.