Another case of driving while under the influence ends with a motorist on school property.
This is Pedro Juarez, he was arrested after he reportedly drove through a residential fence then drove away. He was arrested for accident upon striking a fixed object. Over the Labor Day weekend, Laredo law enforcement arrested over 50 people for DUI.
One of the most recent cases, a driver crashed into Cigarowa Middle School and now another driver crashed near Nixon High School. James Johnson has more, James.
This is the second crash involving a school campus in a matter of days but according to Laredo P.D. drunk drivers crashing into peoples homes or structures is nothing new.
It happened in the early hours, a little after midnight. A drunk driver on a path of distruction. It all started in a neighborhood near Nixon High School. According to witnesses, a green colored van collided into a residents mailbox. Reversed his vehicle, turned around and then collided into a neighboring iron rod fence. That wouldn't be the end of his rampage. The suspect would then try and leave the scene crashing into a temporary construction fence at Nixon High School, crashing into one of the campuses school vehicles.
[cg:newsuper\voice: joe baeza\laredo police] 1:23:26 "the car was completely disabled and the guy wasn't going any where. 1:41:20 "the vehicle was loaded with beer bottles and the driver was intoxicated
Luckily because of the time of the incident no one was at the campus when the crash occured. But what if someone were to crash into a school while school was in session? According to LISD Communications Director, Veronica Castillo, LISD police and staff are prepared.
[cg:newsuper\veronica castillon\l.i.s.d. Communications director] 15:14:22 "we have mock drill during the summer with the police staff, student body and administration. They practice for the unthinkable.
So how often do dui's involve people crashing into structures like schools or even worse someones home? According to Joe Baeza calls like that are nothing new to his department.
[cg:newsuper\voice of joe baeza\laredo police] 03:07:01 "wev've had planty of calls where people have gone into living rooms, takeout the structure of a home 03:35:19 "it persents a dangerous situation for our residence.
Laredo police are out in full force to stop DUI's from happening, so next time think twice before drinking and driving.
Now the suspect that crashed into the fence at Nixon High School did recieve injuries to his head. He was taken to a local hospital for his injuries and later to Webb County Jail. For KGNS, I’m James Johnson.