Officer Injured in Austin Auto Accident on North Lamar Boulevard and 12th Street
AUSTIN, TX (May 13, 2023) – Tuesday night, authorities arrested Jason Patman after a DUI wreck on North Lamar Boulevard and 12th Street.
The incident occurred at about 7:25 p.m. on North Lamar Boulevard and the 12th Street intersection.
Officers revealed that 31-year-old Patman had been drinking beer in a vehicle parked on a curb.
Thus, the officers tried to initiate a traffic stop but the suspect didn’t comply and did not stop.
Then, the intoxicated driver crashed into a police vehicle, causing non-life-threatening injuries to an officer.
Eventually, the authorities apprehended the driver with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers.
The suspect is currently facing charges of Aggravated Assault Against a Public Servant, a 1st-degree felony; Evading Arrest/Detention with a Vehicle, a 3rd-degree felony; and Driving While Intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor.
Meanwhile, officers noted that the officer is recovering.
Due to the limited information available, the authorities continued to investigate the crash.
Safe Driving on Texas Roadways
When it comes to driving on Texas highways, safety should be at the forefront.
The Texas Department of Transportation reported that every 2 minutes, one person suffers injury in a Texas motor vehicle accident.
A common myth is that hot coffee or a cold shower can help someone sober up. Especially if they need to drive home. However, according to MADD, time is the only factor in helping a person sober up. Alcohol is a water-soluble drug. For your body to no longer be inebriated, your body needs time to flush out those toxins.
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