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BRYAN - An investigator for the Brazos County Attorney's Office has been arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.
Gerald Kinard was arrested Sunday night in Grimes County after a sheriff's deputy pulled over his black Honda car for a defective brake light. According to the probable cause statement, when the deputy asked Kinard for his driver's license, he fumbled around before handing it over. The deputy also stated that Kinard had wet snuff around his mouth and could smell the odor of alcohol.
According to the deputy, Kinard said he had four beers before driving. He also seemed confused when asked where he was coming from. The report says there were several instruments in the car. Kinard took a while to remember he was in Brenham. Kinard refused to take a field sobriety test, and the deputy took him back to the Grimes County Jail for a breathalyzer test. At the jail, the report says that Kinard refused the breathalyzer and told the deputy to get a blood warrant. He was then taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Grimes County and had a sample of his blood taken.
Kinard was taken to jail on a $2,500 bond. He has since bonded out.
Brazos County Attorney Rod Anderson spoke with News Three Tuesday morning. He confirmed that Kinard had been arrested for DWI. Anderson told us that Kinard was being placed on modified duty assignment while they gathered more information about the incident.
Kinard had recently worked with the Brazos County Comprehensive Underage Drinking Program, which was part of the Brazos Valley Regional Alcohol Task Force. The task force conducts directed enforcement of underage drinking laws, minor stings, and undercover investigations.
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