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Drunk Driver Crashes Into NAS Gate

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Occurred on 7/30/12, 11:47 pm Driving While Intoxicated 6300 Ocean Dr

Officers were dispatched to 6300 Ocean Drive for a disturbance involving a weapon. Upon their arrival, Officers found the Texas A & M Police Department inspecting the damaged Naval Air Station gate. Witnesses told Officers they were fishing on Ocean Drive and bought shrimp from a young Hispanic male. The 19-year-old male also offered to sell the witnesses drugs and gave them his phone number should they change their minds.

The male left the area, but returned driving at a high rate of speed and colliding with the pipe barrier at the gate. The suspect then fled from the area. Officers tracked the phone number to the suspect's grandmother who provided the suspect's home address.

Officers found the suspect who appeared highly intoxicated at 1201 Woodlawn. The suspect was unable to keep steady standing up or sitting down, eventually slid off the stairway he was sitting on.

He was taken to Spohn South for a possible broken wrist by CCFD Emergency Personnel. A blood draw was taken and the driver hospitalized. The suspect is facing Driving While Intoxicated charges when released from the hospital. The Naval Air Station will conduct its investigation for the damaged gate.