SAPD Officer Injured, Woman Charged in Alleged DWI Accident on SE Military Drive in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- November 24, 2021, an SAPD officer was injured due to an accident involving an allegedly intoxicated driver on SE Military Drive.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 2:30 a.m. in the area of Southeast Military Drive and Roosevelt Avenue.
Investigators said that a San Antonio Police Department vehicle was traveling through the intersection when it collided with a pickup. Reports say one of the vehicles ran a red light.
Due to the collision, the officer went to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities say they arrested the woman in the pickup for DWI. Right now, no further information is available.
Commentary on SAPD Officer, DWI Accident on SE Military Drive in San Antonio
There are some serious details in these reports, though it would appear no one was seriously hurt. Still, any crash at 2:30 a.m. allegedly involving an intoxicated driver raises some red flags. While folks may think authorities just file their charges and that's that, there could be more to this situation. Another possible factor to consider is if the allegedly intoxicated driver was coming from a local bar.
One reason Texas has such a problem with drunk driving is because there are countless establishments willing to illegally over-serve their customers. The law says alcohol providers cannot over-serve obviously intoxicated people who are a clear danger to themselves and others. If they do, and that leads to an accident, the establishment can be liable for the accident under dram shop law. Not only does this give victims and families the tools to get the help they need from those negligent establishments, but it provides an avenue to hold those businesses accountable so that they'll clean up their act.
Maybe that all doesn't apply to this specific accident, but something tells me the San Antonio community would embrace any opportunity to make their roads safer. Getting an officer the help they need only makes that a more worthy endeavor.