A Galveston County constable was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated in League City on Sunday night, police said.
At 8:17 p.m. Sunday, a person called the League City Police Department to report a white SUV driving erratically in the southbound lane of state Highway 3, League City Police Department spokesman Kelly Williamson said.
Police caught up to the vehicle and pulled it over, Williamson said. A man was driving the SUV, and there was a woman riding in the passenger seat, Williamson said.
Officers spoke to the driver, and determined there was cause to arrest him, Williamson said.
The man was taken to a local hospital for a blood draw, and was then taken to the League City Jail, Williamson said.
Jerry Fisher, 63, of League City, was charged Sunday evening with driving while intoxicated. His bond was set at $1,500.
Fisher, whose full name is Thomas Jerome Fisher, is the Galveston County Constable for Precinct 4, which covers the north part of the county including League City and Friendswood. He’s been a constable for more than 20 years.
Constables are licensed peace officers. In addition to enforcing criminal and traffic laws, they’re charged with serving warrants for justice of the peace courts.
The woman also was charged with public intoxication, a misdemeanor.
Fisher did not return a call left at his county office on Monday.