5-11-18 Arrests of the Day
Woman Arrested after Driving Intoxicated with 3-year-old & Nearly Striking OPD Officer
Odessa Police arrested Emily Nicole Morgan, date of birth 09/28/1998, on 5-9-18 at approximately 2230 hours for Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger “State Jail Felony”. While officers were on a call in the 2100 block of East 10th Street, they observed a blue Dodge Durango run a stop sign at 10th and Royalty while traveling at a high rate of speed.
The listed vehicle then turned onto 10th Street and nearly struck a marked OPD unit and OPD officer while traveling on the wrong side of the road. A traffic stop was conducted on the listed vehicle and the driver was identified as Morgan and the back passenger as a 3-year-old female. While making contact with Morgan, officers could smell an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath.
Morgan was placed into custody for driving while intoxicated after failing field sobriety tests. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Morgan was charged and arrested accordingly and transported to the ECLEC. CPS was notified of the incident and the child was released to a friend.
Woman Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated after Crashing into OPD Unit
Odessa Police arrested Marisa Belia Amador, date of birth 02/12/1987, on 5-11-18 at approximately 0244 hours for Driving While Intoxicated “Class B Misdemeanor”. While officers were patrolling the area of University and Bonham, they observed a black Cadillac Escalade stopped at the intersection.
Officers used their spotlight and observed the driver’s head looking down, appearing to be asleep or unconscious. Officers attempted to wake up the driver, later identified as Amador, by tapping on the door several times. After Amador woke up, officers instructed her to open the door but she refused to comply and shook her head “no”.
Amador took her foot off the brake, causing her vehicle to crash into a marked OPD unit. There were no reports of any injuries. While making contact with Amador, officers could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath. Amador was placed into custody for driving while intoxicated and was transported to the ECLEC.