Thursday night at about 6 p.m., APD dispatch was notified by a concerned citizen that a van had just struck some poles in the area of 1500 E. S. 11 Street. The witness provided the description of the driver and the van as the van continued to travel away from the collision scene. Another concerned citizen notified APD about the collision and that the van had struck a stop sign. Officers Dan Henning, Chris Hall, Jody Peavy and Sterling Riddle responded to the call. The parked suspect vehicle was located by Officer Peavy in a grassy portion of Nelson Park (1700 block of Zoo Lane) shortly after the collision. Officer Peavy contacted a male subject whom was behind the wheel. Officer Peavy observed that the vehicle engine was still running. The subject told Officer Peavy that he had consumed alcohol. The subject conducted standard field sobriety tests which he performed poorly. Based on Officer Peavy's observations and findings from the preliminary investigation, including witness and evidence information, the subject was arrested. A records check confirmed that the subject had two previous convictions for DWI. The preliminary crash investigation revealed that the suspect van was traveling eastbound in the 1300 block of E. S. 11 when the vehicle crossed over into oncoming traffic and continued traveling into a ditch and struck a stop sign at 1000 Chaucer Drive. The stop sign crushed the top of the vehicle and broke out the sunroof. Several pieces of the debris from the vehicle were located at the collision scene. TXDOT was notified of the damage. No injuries were reported. Based on previous convictions, the subject was arrested for enhanced 3rd-degree felony DWI and a blood sample was taken from the subject. This investigation continues.
Thursday night at about 8:35 pm, Officer Brady Broyles contacted a motorist for a traffic violation in the 1100 block of N. Mockingbird Lane. Officer Broyles contacted the driver and several passengers during his preliminary investigation. A records check revealed that a male passenger who identified himself by name and date of birth had six outstanding municipal arrest warrants. The subject was arrested for the warrants. However, his true identity was revealed when the subject was recognized to be someone with the same last name. The subject finally told the arresting officer his real name. A subsequent records check revealed that the subject was wanted on a felony probation warrant for aggravated kidnapping. The subject was arrested for his felony warrant and for the additional offense of misdemeanor Failure to Identify.