The man who was arrested last week after authorities said he crashed his truck into security barriers at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant had previously been arrested for driving while intoxicated, records obtained from the Texas Department of Public Safety show.
Bobby Lee Jarrett Jr., 44, of Glen Rose was arrested in July 2005 for driving while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor, in San Saba County. The county attorney's office accepted the charge.
The case was referred to the 10th District Court in Galveston where Jarrett received deferred disposition in November 2005. He pleaded not guilty, was given 30 days of confinement, a year of probation and a court fine of $750, plus court costs of $423.
Jarrett turned himself in to the Somervell County Sheriff's Department on Sept. 3, was arrested and was released on the same day after posting bond. He was charged with deadly conduct, criminal trespass of a critical infrastructure facility, giving a false report to law enforcement officers and failing his duty to report striking a highway fixture.
In the early morning hours of Saturday, Aug. 27, Jarrett's truck struck a guardrail near the guard station and went through security barriers at the plant, authorities said. The vehicle was badly damaged and Jarrett fled the scene on foot, according to the Somervell County Sheriff's Department. He was later apprehended near the Paluxy River bridge on U.S. Highway 67.
Sheriff Greg Doyle said alcohol was a “contributing factor” in the incident.