Minor Arrested for Alcohol Possession

LIBERTY, August 3, 2017 - On July 22, 2017, an Officer with the Liberty Police Department was patrolling the area of 1900 block of Lakeland Dr in Liberty TX when he observed a tan in color Ford F-150 pickup driving on the roadway
without proper lighting equipment.
The Officer the conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle for said traffic offense. The Officer then identified the only occupant inside the vehicle as Joshua Wade Barnes age 18 of Sour Lake.

While the Officer was conducting his passenger side approach he observed a single Bud Light beer can with the condensation still on it located in the passenger floor board. The Officer then asked Barnes if the beer belonged to him and if he had been drinking. Barnes stated yes to the Officer. The Officer then asked Barnes how many more alcoholic beverages he had in his possession. Barnes stated two more unopened Bud Light beer cans. Barnes then handed the Officer the remaining alcoholic beverages. The Officer then observed by looking at the subject's license that he was under the age of 21 years old.

The Officer then placed Barnes into custody for the possession of alcohol by a minor then transported him to the Liberty County Jail.

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