A man was arrested Thursday night on multiple charges after police found him at about 9:30 p.m. asleep in his vehicle at the Sonic Drive-In in the 100 block of North Loop 288, according to a police report.

The report did not indicate why the man had fallen asleep, but police did say they performed a field sobriety test and determined he was intoxicated.

Police charged him with driving while intoxicated, two charges of possession of a controlled substance and a charge of possession of marijuana.

Woman says she fired gun after boyfriend hit by car

A woman who was arrested Thursday morning in the 1700 block of Teasley Lane told Denton police she fired a handgun into the air as a warning to somebody who allegedly struck her boyfriend with a vehicle, according to a police report.

Denton police received 911 calls saying “multiple” gunshots were heard in the area at about 2:50 a.m. Thursday. Callers gave descriptions of four vehicles. Police found three of them and made traffic stops, the report shows.

Police said the driver of one of the vehicles admitted she fired a single shot into the air as a warning. Police said they did not locate any injured people, nor did they encounter the man who was reportedly struck by the vehicle.

Officers searched the woman’s vehicle, found a handgun and also found ecstasy, the report shows. The woman was arrested on charges of discharging a firearm in the city and possession of a controlled substance.

Another driver was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, unlawful possession of a firearm and four counts of possession of a controlled substance.

A third person was arrested later that morning when, police said, he drove to the Denton Police Department and entered the lobby to check in on one of his friends who had been arrested earlier. Police conducted a field sobriety test and found the man to be intoxicated, the record shows.

Police also said the man was in possession of 133 tramadol pills, a controlled substance.

Other reports

300 block of South Woodrow Lane Police say a man who had told another man to stop starting fights was punched in the back of the head Thursday morning by the man who was told to stop starting fights, according to a police report.

2600 block of West University Drive A security guard at Kohl’s department store told police a man walked out of the store with a pair of the store’s shoes without paying. When the security guard told him to pay for the shoes or put them back, the man pushed the guard and smashed his phone on the ground, according to a police report.


From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:

  • The Denton County Sheriff’s Office handled 1,018 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves.
  • The Denton Police Department handled 164 service and officer-initiated calls and made eight arrests.
  • Denton firefighters responded to 27 medical calls and three vehicle crashes.

DALTON LAFERNEY can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @daltonlaferney.

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