OPD: Man who nearly caused accident charged with seventh DWI

A man was charged with his seventh DWI Wednesday after nearly striking multiple vehicles, according to an OPD press release.

Police reported observing a red 2008 Dodge Ram weaving in and out of traffic around 10:25 p.m. Wednesday night in the 2200 block of Kermit Highway, the release detailed.

The vehicle, driven by 76-year-old Donald Herrin, struck a raised curb as it was stopped by police, the release stated, and Herrin was then placed into custody after failing field sobriety tests.

Herrin was charged with driving while intoxicated for the third time or more, a third-degree felony, the release said. Herrin had previously been charged with his first DWI in 1969, jail records show, followed by further DWI charges in 1981, 1986, 1998, 2013 and 2014.

Jail records show Herrin was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Thursday on a $15,000 bond.