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Gregg County constable arrested on DWI charge

William “Billy” Mayo Fort, 54, of Longview, was arrested by Longview police and booked into jail at about 6:40 a.m., according to jail records.

LONGVIEW, Texas — Gregg County’s Precinct 2 constable was jailed Tuesday morning on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

William “Billy” Mayo Fort, 54, of Longview, was arrested by Longview police and booked into jail at about 6:40 a.m., according to jail records.

Police were called to reports of a reckless driver. 

"A witness reported seeing a Constable SUV swerving in and out of all lanes on Gilmer Rd. almost striking another vehicle," Longview Police wrote in a Facebook post.

Fort admitted to Xanax and an unknown muscle relaxer prior the operating his patrol unit. He also failed sobriety tests. He was arrested and taken into custody. 

No bond amount on the charge was listed at about 8:30 a.m.

Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt said Fort would be arraigned at 9 a.m. in the 124th District Court by Judge Alfonso Charles.

“That’s about all I know,” he said.

Read the full story with our news partners, the Longview News-Journal.