By Will Johnson
CROCKETT – Two people are in jail after officers with the Crockett Police Department responded to a call in regard to a person driving under the influence with children in the vehicle.
At approximately 5:30 p.m. on the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 7, the officers located the vehicle, a gold Chevrolet Malibu, exiting the Enchanted Estates subdivision.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, “Upon getting the driver, (29-year-old Crockett resident) Kantriy Burton, out of the vehicle I (CPD Officer Andrew Allen) could detect the distinct odor of PCP (phencyclidine) coming from the vehicle. Burton exited the vehicle and Officer Allen conducted a field sobriety test.”
The test indicated Burton was possibly intoxicated and and/or under the influence of both PCP and alcohol, the affidavit indicated
Also at the scene was CPD Sgt. Todd Little who observed a male subject in the front passenger seat and two children – ages eight and five – in the backseat.
Little made contact with the front seat passenger who was identified as 35-year-old Kevin James Woolbright of Crockett.
The affidavit stated, “Woolbright is a known PCP user. Sgt. Little asked Woolbright to step out of the vehicle. Woolbright then reached down with his left hand next to his left side in an attempt to grab something. Sgt. Little verbally told Woolbright to stop and exit the vehicle. Woolbright then reached down again and Sgt. Little grabbed onto his arms to stop him from reaching. Sgt. Little then helped Woolbright out of the vehicle.”
Once he got Woolbright out of the vehicle, the report stated a strong odor of PCP was coming from Woolbright’s person. Little observed a small bottle of Scope mouthwash sticking out of a pack of Kool Filter King cigarettes.
Little inspected the bottle “… and confirmed that there was a brown liquid inside the bottle, believed to be PCP. The bottle was a one-ounce Scope bottle and was a little less than a quarter full. We estimated the weight to be about seven grams.”
Interim Crockett Police Chief Clayton Smith stated Child Protective Services were contacted and the children were allowed to go home with a family member, pending the outcome of this case.
Kantriy Burton was charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 in the vehicle, a state jail felony. Woolbright was charged with possession of a controlled substance, penalty group one, greater than four grams but less than 200 Grams, a second degree felony.
According to Section 12.33 of the Texas Penal Code, “An individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the second degree shall be punished by imprisonment in the institutional division for any term of not more than 20 years or less than two years. In addition to imprisonment, an individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the second degree may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000.”
A state jail felony is punishable by between 180 days and two years in a state jail facility as well as up to a $10,000 fine.
Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.