NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas doctor was arrested Friday afternoon for driving drunk with a child passenger after a motorist reported reckless driving on State Highway 204.
Sheriff Thomas Kerss said the call came in around 1:20 p.m. and a deputy managed to stop Alan Dale Shiller, 47. The deputy called a DPS trooper to the scene, who administered a sobriety test on Shiller. Shiller, who has a six-year-old passenger, was arrested for DWI with a child passenger, a state jail felony.
Dr. Shiller, an ophthalmologist who practices in Palestine and Waco, had his license suspended by the Texas medical board for another drunk driving incident that happened in December of last year. The board said, Dr. Shiller drove into a utility pole, left the scene, drove off the highway, through several mailboxes and then into a tree while he was on call.
In the December incident, he also tested positive for three other drugs including PCP, and he had Demerol in his pocket.