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Portillo previously had been arrested for DWI

Posted at 4:22 PM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 19:52:04-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Court records indicate Brandon Portillo has been arrested for driving while intoxicated and an invalid license before.

On Friday night, Portillo hit two police officers while allegedly driving drunk down SPID. The officers were conducting a traffic stop when they were struck with Portillo's vehicle.

Portillo is charged with intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault and driving with a suspended license.

In October 2012, Portillo was placed on probation for three years for the burglary of a habitation.

In 2014, that probation was extended.

In July 2015, he was arrested for DWI.

In September 2015, a judge revoked Portillo's probation and sentenced him to two years in prison.

In 2016, the DWI case was brought to the District Attorney, while Portillo was in prison.

In 2017, Judge Guy Williams reviewed the case but dismissed the DWI charge because Portillo was in prison.

The District Attorney's office explains that the DWI charge was included in the Motion to Revoke Probation by the judge as a part of Portillo's prison sentence.

Other incidents on Portillo's record include hindering of proceedings in 2011. The documents show that he slammed the door of the courtroom and walked out during the reading of a verdict.

Portillo pled guilty to theft in 2012, when he stole an edger and a blower.

He faced a charge for possession of Marijuana and another controlled substance in 2010.

The current case involving the officers was assigned to the 94th District Court. There's no word yet on when he will appear before Judge Bobby Galvan.

Portillo is charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault. Since a peace officer was involved, now both of these charges are first-degree felonies.

And because they were alcohol related and Portillo is a repeat felony offender, he could face up to two life sentences.