Man Facing DWI, Assault Charges

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - One man is in trouble with the law after trying to beat up a family member, driving drunk, then stabbing a nurse with a needle.

36-year-old Jesus Marquez is charged with DWI and assault.

Police say Marquez tried to attack a family member then drove away drunk.

He ended up crashing into a road sign across the street.

We're told officers took Marquez to the hospital for a blood test.

While the nurse was trying to draw his blood, police say Marquez stabbed her with the needle.

The nurse told officers she wanted to press charges.

Marquez has since been released from jail.