No-tolerance policy does not deter some violators on holidays

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by Rekha Muddaraj / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on January 1, 2013 at 7:18 PM

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas - On holidays like New Year’s Eve, there is a no-tolerance policy for drunk drivers.

However, that did not stop people from driving under the influence, or from finding other ways to get arrested.

Authorities said 29-year-old Kevin Sneed sped off Monday after a traffic stop in Kingwood.

At one point, while making a U-turn, Sneed’s tire blew, but he kept driving up to 100 mph for several miles even with sparks flying.

He finally stopped in a parking lot in Greenspoint.

The Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office said 11 other drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

“We did have one subject, (who) instead of putting his car in park, he backed into a deputy’s car,” Pct. 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden said.

Sneed was charged with evading arrest. Deputies said he was driving a stolen car with a stolen license plate.

In the meantime, Montgomery County officials said there were no DWI-related fatalities Monday night.

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