Two Toddlers, One Baby in Alleged Local Drunk Driver's Car

When College Station police made a routine traffic stop late Sunday night, not only do they say they found a drunk driver, they found three small children in the car.

Authorities arrested Willie Shivers Jr of Bryan for driving while intoxicated. The 44-year-old was initially pulled over on Foster Street because the front of his car came to a stop over the stop line at the George Bush Drive East intersection.

Police say Shivers got out of his vehicle and walked towards the patrol car, appearing angry. He reportedly complied with an order to get back in his car, but when the officer approached, he said he smelled alcohol. Shivers reportedly had glassy eyes, slurred speech and a pair of unopened beer cans by his leg.

At that point, the officer wrote in his report that he noticed three children, eventually identified as a four-year-old, three-year-old and four-and-a-half-month-old.

Shivers admitted to drinking a can of 211 (or Steel Reserve) 20 minutes earlier.

Authorities say out of 18 clues in the Standard Field Sobriety Test, Shivers showed nine signs of being intoxicated. He was arrested, and later submitted to a mandatory blood draw at the College Station Medical Center. Shivers did not provide a breath or blood sample voluntarily.

Shivers has been jailed in Brazos County 21 times since 1988 on a variety of charges. As of late Monday morning, he remained behind bars on $5,000 bond.

A DWI with a child on the first offense is a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in state jail.


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