Granbury Mayor Ninnian Hulett, who was arrested early Sunday morning on a drunken driving charge, has a file of two earlier arrests, in line with court docket paperwork.
Hulett, 68, was arrested after midnight Sunday by Granbury police on a cost of driving drunk and was launched later Sunday on $1,000 bond, in line with Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds.
Hood County court docket data present Hulett, a retired auto employee identified round city for driving a purple Corvette, was arrested for evading arrest in March 2006.
He was discovered responsible in March 2007 and sentenced to 6 months group supervision, 25 hours of group service, and fined $500.
In November 2007, court docket data in Tarrant County present he was arrested in Fort Price for driving whereas intoxicated.
A Fort Price police report on the time famous he was concerned in an accident on Southeast Loop 820.
Witnesses who have been following him instructed officers he was “shifting erratically” and have been on the point of name 911 to report him when he swerved to the proper, crossed the lane dividers and struck one other automobile, in line with the report.
Officers reported they smelled a “robust odor of an alcoholic beverage” once they questioned Hulett. He failed a roadside sobriety test and was arrested. An intoxilyzer decided his blood alcohol content material was .122 p.c. The authorized restrict in Texas is .08 p.c.
Tarrant County court docket data present Hulett was sentenced to 90 days in jail, fined $909, and given two years’ probation.
Police data in Fort Price present it was Hulett’s second arrest for driving whereas intoxicated nevertheless it was not clear when or the place the primary arrest was.
Hulett was first elected mayor in 2013.
David Southern, a longtime earlier Granbury mayor who ran towards Hulett, stated Hulett’s legal file was not extensively identified amongst voters.
“I didn’t take out advertisements within the newspaper though I knew it,” Southern stated. “I wished to win by myself rights.”
Southern stated he occurred to see Hulett Saturday night time hours earlier than his arrest at a restaurant close to the Granbury city sq..
Hulett has not returned calls in search of remark.
A spokesman for Granbury police stated Hulett’s arrest Sunday was labeled as first-offense DWI however that the division would evaluation court docket data and improve the fees if warranted.
The division was getting ready to launch extra info on the arrest later Monday, he stated.