Odessa Man Accused of Driving While Intoxicated

Odessa Man Accused of Driving While Intoxicated

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - An Odessa man is behind bars after being accused of driving while intoxicated.

Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9, they saw a white Ford F-350 traveling 75 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Officers later conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Joe Taylor, 49.

According to the report, while officers were talking with Taylor, they could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from him.

Taylor was later taken into custody for driving while intoxicated after failing field sobriety tests.

Police say an investigation revealed that Taylor had multiple prior convictions for driving while intoxicated.

Officials say the charges against Taylor were enhanced to a 3rd degree felony and Taylor was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated 3rd or More.

Police also issued a speeding citation to Taylor for traveling 20 mph over the posted speed limit.