Midland Man Convicted of Driving While Intoxicated

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A Midland man, accused of running from the cops while intoxicated, has been convicted.

On Wednesday, a jury found Abel Suarez guilty of driving while intoxicated.

Authorities had actually been looking for him for three years for a felony DWI charge and traffic warrants.

Back in August of last year, authorities finally spotted Suarez out in the county.

He was seen out on County Road 1135 but when deputies tried to pull Suarez over, he took off.

Authorities caught up with him the next day.

Suarez was also sentenced to 17 years in jail.