Running stop sign ends with DWI, child endangerment charges

Diana Rodriguez // Cameron County Jail Photo

A Brownsville mother is behind bars bars under multiple charges after drinking, driving and taking her 9-year-old daugher along for the ride.

University of Texas at Brownsville police arrested 31-year-old Diana Rodriguez on several criminal charges early Thursday morning.

Court records obtained by Action 4 News show that Rodriguez driving a Mercury Grand Marquis when she allegedly ran a stop sign off International Boulevard and Ridgley Street around 12:37 a.m. Thursday.

The officer reported that Rodriguez appeared intoxicated and refused the breathalyzer but failed three field sobriety tests.

UTB police arrested Rodriguez on DWI with child passenger and child endangerment charges but records show that she also had a warrant for failing to appear in court for a previous driving while intoxicated charge.

Records show that Rodriguez has a criminal history that includes theft charges and at least three previous DWI charges.

Rodriguez remain in custody at the Cameron County Jail under $15,000 dollars in bonds.