May 16--A Midland man is out of jail on bond after being arrested for allegedly assaulting his family, a nurse and receiving his third driving-while-intoxicated charge.
Jesus Marquez, 36, was released Sunday on a $10,500 bond for a third-degree felony of a third or more charge of driving while intoxicated and misdemeanor charge of assault.
Midland police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Maple Avenue around 11 p.m. Saturday in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers learned that Marquez was intoxicated and had attempted to assault members of his family, according to his arrest report.
After the confrontation, witnesses told police that Marquez got into a vehicle and drove away.
"Due to his intoxication, Marquez did not get far. He soon (crashed) into a road sign," officers wrote in the report.
Officers wrote that Marquez had terrible balance, slurred speech, red eyes and smelled of alcohol. The officers also wrote that they observed a blue Chevrolet pickup parked on top of a road sign across the street from the residence.
Officers then arrested Marquez for a felony DWI because he had at least two previous DWI convictions. He was not given a field sobriety test, but was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital for a mandatory blood draw.
During the testing, Marquez initially complied with orders to stay still, but soon began to move his arm and flex his muscle, which caused the needle to fly out of his arm and strike a nurse. The nurse was injured and told officers she wanted to pursue assault charges, according to the arrest report.
If convicted of the third-degree felony charge, Marquez could face up to 10 years in prison.
James Cannon can be reached at [email protected].
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