Friday, April 11, 2014

Intoxicated Driver Strikes County Unit

Maverick County Sheriff's Office(PRESS RELEASE)-Maverick County deputies were assisting the Eagle Pass Fire Department with traffic control on El Indio Highway by the Tierra del Sol Subdivision Thursday afternoon when a driver struck a county unit. The outside eastbound lane of El Indio Highway had been closed due to a brush fire and deputies were in the midst of preparing to re-open when a white Dodge Pickup struck unit L11 on the  driver rear area. The driver of the pickup, Martin Villalba Cervantes, lost control after the impact and drove into a property owned by Alamo Concrete. After checking for injuries,  it was noticed that the driver was highly intoxicated. Mr. Villalba Cervantes was arrested on the scene and transferred to the Tom Bowles Detention Center where he was charged with DWI. The Texas Department of Public Safety arrived at the scene of the accident and has taken over investigations.

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