On the night of October 29, 2023, at approximately 10 p.m., Sulphur Springs Police Department officers conducted a traffic stop in the vicinity of Hinnant and Davis Streets. The stop was initiated due to a moving violation.
Upon making contact with the driver, identified as Jeremy Rice, officers detected the presence of alcohol on his breath and observed several signs of impairment. These included unsteady balance, slurred speech, and glassy, bloodshot eyes. In response to these observations, the officers proceeded to administer Standardized Field Sobriety tests.
Following the completion of the sobriety tests, it was determined that Jeremy Rice had been operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway while under the influence of alcohol. In accordance with established procedures, Rice was taken into custody and read the DIC-24 statutory warning. However, he refused to provide consent for a blood specimen.
Subsequently, a blood specimen warrant was obtained, and Jeremy Rice was transported to Christus Mother Frances Hospital, where a blood draw was conducted. Following the medical procedure, Rice was taken to Hopkins County Jail.
Jeremy Rice, a 28-year-old resident of Sulphur Springs, now faces charges related to his second offense of driving while intoxicated (DWI). He remains in custody at the Hopkins County Jail.