HOUSTON – A sergeant with the Lakeview Police Department is accused of drunken driving, Seabrook police said Monday.
Tangie Beaton, 50, of League City, was arrested Saturday, according to the Seabrook Police Department. She is charged with DWI.
Lakeview PD serves the cities of El Lago and Taylor Lake Village. Beaton is listed as a sergeant on the department’s website.
According to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Personal Status Report document on Beaton, she has worked with the Lakeview Police Department since November of 2006. Between 2003 and 2006, she also worked with University of Houston Clear Lake, Webster, and Clear Lake Shores police departments for a total of 18 years of service in Texas law enforcement.
Court records show on June 5, Beaton was swerving her F-150 in and out of lanes and then swerved into a center turning lane where she hit a Nissan head-on that was waiting to turn in the 3400 block of NASA Parkway.
When Seabrook police responded to the crash, authorities cited in court records said they tried to question Beaton about how much she had to drink and where she was coming from, but she replied, “I don’t remember,” to each question. The Seabrook Police Department officer cited in records said Beaton smelled of alcohol, had dilated pupils and slow, slurred speech. Documents said Beaton was swaying while standing and complained of leg injury to her right leg, but the documents added, “It should be noted, the Defendant was chewing mint gum on scene and later admitted to being the sole occupant of the 2013 Ford F 150...at the time of the incident.”
Records show Beaton was later released from custody and then arrested.