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More than 100 people in Tyler took the Roberts and Roberts Law Firm up on its offer for a free cab ride home this holiday season, according to Justin Roberts.

Another 25 people got a ride in the back of a patrol vehicle to the Smith County Jail during New Year's weekend.

Tyler police, Smith County deputies and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers made 25 arrests between 8 p.m. Friday and midnight Tuesday for driving while intoxicated. The Tyler Morning Telegraph does not name people charged with misdemeanor crimes.

For some it was not their first time to be arrested for a DWI. There were eight people arrested for their second DWI and one man arrested on New Year's Day for his fifth DWI.

Randall Ray Watson Jr., 38, of Tyler was arrested and charged with DWI and for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1 weighing at least 1 gram but less than 4 grams.

Watson was booked into the Smith County Jail shortly before 8 a.m. and is being held in the Smith County Jail on bonds totaling $50,000, according to jail records.

The oldest person arrested was a 70-year-old Tyler man. Three people under the age of 21 also were arrested and include a 19-year-old man from Whitehouse, a 20-year-old Longview woman and a 20-year-old Tyler man.

The average age of those arrested was 41 years old.

Crime and Breaking News Reporter

I started working at the Tyler Morning Telegraph in June 2016. I am a retired U.S. Air Force Sr. Master Sergeant. After a 21-year military career, in Security Forces, the military police of the Air Force, I went back to college and studied journalism.

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