Lottery winner and memorable KRGV personality Peter Torgerson has been arrested for a DWI charge. Here is the full story from KRGV's rival KGBT station.
Harlingen Police arrested a former Valley news anchor for driving while intoxicated early Thursday morning.
Officers responded to the 3200 block of Treasure Hills Boulevard at 2:20 a.m., in reference to a car accident.
When they arrived, they found a blue 2006 Porsche Cayenne, driven by Peter Torgerson, 56, that had struck a parked car.
The officer noticed Torgerson had blood shoot eyes, slurred speech, poor balance, and the strong smell of alcohol on his breath.
He submitted Torgerson to a field sobrierity test, which he failed.
The officer arrested him on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Torgerson refused to take a breathylizer test.
He faced a judge Thursday morning and was issued a $500 bond.
Torgerson was a longtime television anchor for the 5 p.m. evening news at KRGV.
He quit in 1999 after winning the $37 million dollar Texas Lottery, along with a friend.
Both men chose the cash option and split more than $19 million between them.I wrote about Torgerson before on here. By the looks of his photograph, it looks like he's been enjoying the the good life. Probably partying at South Padre Island. At least he he didn't get pulled over at a strip club parking lot with two women like Jon Jones.