HPD sergeant facing drunk driving charge

Sgt. Roy Marquez, 37, is facing a drunk driving charge after being involved in a wreck in Pasadena

October 19, 2011 10:08:33 AM PDT
A sergeant with the Houston Police Department is facing a drunk driving charge after being involved in a wreck in Pasadena.

The accident happened Sunday at the intersection of Red Bluff and the Beltway 8 frontage road. When Pasadena police responded, they found that one of the drivers involved was HPD Sgt. Roy Marquez, 37, of Pearland.

According to court documents, the other driver involved and a witness told police that Marquez ran a red light, causing the accident.

Police reportedly noticed the smell of alcohol on Marquez, and he exhibited signs of intoxication. They say he also refused to provide a breath or blood sample.

A warrant was obtained to take a blood sample from Marquez which registered .127. He was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Marquez was also charged with carrying a weapon, a misdemeanor, after a gun was found inside his wrecked car.


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