Search warrant filed for woman indicted for driving car into Longview crowd

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - A Hallsville woman accused of driving into a crowd of about 20 people last fall in South Longview faces new driving charges.

Today, a state judge signed a warrant for 20-year-old Whitney Lyn Wolfe's blood specimen, after her arrest last week for driving while intoxicated in Longview.

Wolfe is supposed to go to trial Nov. 17 on an aggravated assault charge. Longview police say Wolfe drove her vehicle into a crowd of people last November on Myrle Avenue, hitting at least three people and sending a Longview teen to a local hospital, where he was treated and later released.

Wolfe was released from the Gregg County Jail on $30,000 bond on Nov. 18, but according to Texas Department of Public Safety, a state trooper arrested Wolfe Aug. 24 for drunk driving and having an open container in a vehicle. She was released from jail that same day on $1,000 bond, after paying a $260 fine for the open container citation.

According to a probable cause affidavit in Gregg County's Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 office, DPS Trooper Bobby Dean stopped Wolfe's vehicle on Dundee Road because the headlights when it was required. Dean says Wolfe's eyes were "red and glassy" and that she was "very uncooperative" and "showed several signs of intoxication." A breath analysis determined Wolfe's blood-alcohol level was not above the state-limit 0.08 mark, but Dean says he believes Wolfe was intoxicated on a combination of alcohol and drugs, according to the affidavit.

During a search of Wolfe's vehicle, Dean found an open container of vodka, according to the affidavit. Wolfe also told Dean she consumed four shots of an unknown beverage before driving that night,

First-offense drunk driving is a misdemeanor, but Wolfe faces up to twenty years in prison on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and up to 10 years on five counts of causing an accident that involved injury.


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