Police Sergeant Injured in Alleged DWI Accident on Southland Boulevard in San Angelo, TX
San Angelo, TX -- October 17, 2022, a police sergeant was injured following an accident where an allegedly intoxicated driver hit them.
Investigators said that the incident happened early Monday along Southland Boulevard following an attempted traffic stop.
Authorities said that an officer pulled over a Ford Escape along the Houston Harte frontage road for reported reckless driving. During the stop, police say the Ford sped from the scene. At some point, it appears the car went into an apartment complex off the corner of Southland and Knickerbocker Road. After turning around, that vehicle then crashed with a San Antonio Police sergeant.
The officer was said to have sustained injuries in the crash. Others were said to be unharmed. The Ford driver was identified as Crystal Robles. Police say Robles was intoxicated at the time of the accident. This and other details are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Police Sergeant, Alleged DWI Accident on Southland Boulevard in San Angelo
Folks understand that incidents like the one described here warrant significant consequences. If the allegations here prove true, I have little doubt there will be said consequences. However, it's important to consider how folks can get the help they need, and it so happens that consequences for accomplices in a lot of intoxicated driving accidents can get that help. As such, investigators need to look into whether or not a local alcohol provider contributed to this accident.
In Texas, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. This is particularly important to consider for police since they are often harmed by drunk drivers only to find workers' comp doing everything they can to give them as little aid as they can get away with. Looking into these events could show there are alternative paths for getting this officer the help they need.