A driver is lucky to be alive after crashing into a cow that was on the road. The crash happened on the 2200 block of FM 1781 outside of Rockport. The impact destroyed the front end of his car and smashed the windshield.

Christopher Maldonado said he was driving down the road just after midnight when he struck the cow. He says he didn't have time to react.

The animal died as a result of its injures. The Aransas County Sheriffs Office arrested the young man on suspicion of drunk driving.