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Man Charged with Hit & Run, D.W.I.

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FROM THE CORPUS CHRISTI POLICE DEPARTMENT -

Occurred on 10/14/12, 10:25pm  Driving While Intoxicated  4700 Kostoryz Road

Officers observed a Ford pick-up truck hit a parked red Dodge Neon in the parking lot of the Times Market at 4702 Kostoryz Road.  The Neon was unoccupied as the owner was inside the store.  The truck driver, Carlos Garza Jr., 69, didn't stop and drove off.

Upon observing Garza drive off, the owner of the Neon ran out of the store and chased after the truck, trying to get the driver to stop.Officers pulled over the truck over a short distance away and contacted Garza who appeared to be intoxicated.  He was administered Standard Field Sobriety Tests and a Blood Draw was obtained.

Garza was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Duty on Striking Unattended Vehicle, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, and No Driver's License.