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Intoxicated driver goes through barrier during protest

AUSTIN, TX – KXAN reports an intoxicated driver drove into oncoming traffic near a protest outside APD headquarters on Tuesday night.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., a KXAN crew covering the protest caught the incident on camera, as the driver crashed though a barrier and almost struck a television reporter.

The driver was arrested by Austin police. No one was injured in the reckless driving incident.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Austin police advise drivers to avoid I-35 and downtown area

AUSTIN, TX – Police are advising drivers to avoid the area of Interstate 35 and the downtown Austin area today due to a protest that has spilled onto the roadway, according to KXAN.

The roads have been shut down, and police are aiding with detours as necessary.  US Highway 290 East is also being affected, according to the report.

While official organizers of the event canceled the demonstration against police brutality, protesters still have gathered downtown today.

The demonstrations are in response to the killing of George Floyd while in police custody and were initially organized by the Austin Justice Coalition. The organization canceled the event, however, when it decided it couldn’t guarantee the safety of demonstrators.

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Intoxicated woman hits several cars driving home

AUSTIN, TX – A woman has been charged with driving while intoxicated on her way home from Givens Park on Sunday, Fox 7 Austin reports.

Sabrina Richardson, 42, was driving with a bottle of liquor on her lap, according to witnesses.

Police say Richardson struck several vehicles on  Springdale Road at approximately 6 p.m.

The first vehicle was struck at the intersection of Springdale Road and Heflin Lane. Richardson hit three other vehicles without stopping.

Two of the vehicles she struck had children passengers.

Richardson was arrested at her home. Officers immediately noticed her red eyes and slurred speech.

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Scooter rider hurt in accident near S Lamar Blvd

AUSTIN, TX – A person riding a scooter was hurt in an accident last night near South Lamar Boulevard, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

The accident was reported to Austin-Travis County EMS just after 9:45 p.m. at the 500 block of South Lamar Boulevard.

The scooter rider was declared a trauma alert and taken to Dell Seton Medical Center for treatment of injuries considered to be potentially serious.

There are no further details at this time as to what caused the accident.

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Two children and four others hurt in N Lamar Blvd crash

AUSTIN, TX – Two children and four others were sent to the hospital after a three-vehicle crash this afternoon on North Lamar Boulevard, according to a report by KXAN and a series of tweets by Austin-Travis County EMS.

ATCEMS reported that the children and one adult were considered trauma alerts due to the crash.

The crash occurred just before 2 p.m. at the 12100 block of N Lamar Blvd.

The victims were taken to the hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries, according to the report.

 

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Child on bicycle struck by suspected intoxicated driver

SAN ANGELO, TX – A child on a bicycle was struck by a man who is suspected of driving under the influence on Wednesday, May 20, according to reports.

The suspect, 25-year-old Jesus Martinez, was driving with a passenger in his 2009 Chevrolet Suburban northbound in the 1800 block of College Hills Blvd when the incident occurred just after 5:00 p.m.

The child, a 7-year-old boy, was riding a bicycle east on College Hills when he was hit.

Authorities suspect Martinez was under the influence of an illicit substance when the incident occurred and charged with intoxication assault. The passenger, 25-year-old Devonte Carson, was arrested for marijuana possession.

The victim was airlifted to an Austin-area for treatment of his injuries.

The incident is still under investigation.

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Swimmer hospitalized after being struck by boat

AUSTIN, TX – According to the Austin American-Statesman, an adult individual has been hospitalized after being hit by a boat near Mansfield Dam Park while swimming on Wednesday morning.

Emergency paramedics responded to the scene at 4370 Mansfield Dam Road, near Lake Travis, at 9:49 a.m.

The victim was transported to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center with serious, but non-life threatening, injuries.

The incident is still being investigated.

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Update: Authorities identify man hit on I-35

AUSTIN, TX – The man who was hit and killed while walking on Interstate 35 on May 15 has been identified by Austin Police, KXAN reports .

Dawon Jermaine Davis, 31, was walking southbound between the Yager Lane and Braker Lane exits when he attempted to cross from the median to the west side of the highway.

A 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis driving southbound in the middle lane struck Davis at approximately 2:35 a.m.

The driver of the Mercury exited the highway and waited for police at the nearest gas station.

APD confirms that impairment, weather conditions, or road conditions play a factor in the incident at this time.

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Lawsuit against negligent APD officer that lead a fatal crash

AUSTIN, TX – According to KXAN, The City of Austin and an Austin Police Department officer are being sued after a traffic stop pursuit resulted in a fatal crash in September 2019.

A high speed chase occurred when an officer attempted to pull over a truck, but the driver refused to stop.

During the chase, the driver of the truck died when they ran a red light and hit another vehicle at East Parmer Lane and Dessau Road intersection. The lawsuit was filed by the occupants of  the vehicle the truck hit.

Sunju Hong’s attorneys claim that Officer Richard Bozelli did not follow the department policy and should not have attempted the dangerous pursuit.

Bozelli was suspended for 10 days for failing to properly stop the chase in March.

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