A woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated after the vehicle she was driving struck a Moore County deputy’s vehicle Wednesday. The incident occurred on the U.S. 87 overpass on W. 1st Street in Dumas.
Moore County officials said the deputy was east on the overpass when a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle merged into the lane of travel and failed to yield to oncoming traffic.
The vehicle struck the deputy and both vehicles came to a stop, blocking the lanes of traffic.
After the deputy exited his vehicle, he checked on the passengers of the Volkswagen, which included a driver, front-seat passenger and two children in the backseat. The deputy helped the passengers out of the vehicle and moved them to another location to avoid them being struck while blocking traffic.
Officials said the driver, identified as Melissa Maddox, was driving with several cans of opened alcohol in the vehicle and an open box of beer in the backseat.
Not having Dogie Days last year impacted over 30 non-profits in the Moore County area, so this year with a couple of changes, a big giveaway and more BBQ beef than ever cooked; the town expects to raise more money than ever for charity.
This event benefits organizations like Meals on Wheels, the YMCA, some Dumas Noon Lyons Club projects and many more.
The expect this year to have net profits of $130 to $140 thousand. Tonight the midway opens again at 6. Tomorrow is the parade at 11 am, and the midway opens at noon.
PARTS OF THE STATE HAVE JUMPED FROM SPRING INTO FULL-BLOWN SUMMER IN NO TIME FLAT. TSN METEOROLOGIST DAN BROUNOFF SAYS THAT’S THE CASE ACROSS MUCH OF WEST TEXAS. Thursday;s high in Dumas was 103 degrees.