Suspected drunk driver blamed for wrong-way collision in southeast San Antonio

San Antonio police: Open container found inside car after head-on crash on East Southcross

Author: Jenna Hiller, Reporter, jhiller@ksat.com
Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:31:21 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 22 2013 06:33:10 AM CST
southcross wrong way crash
SAN ANTONIO -

A driver was believed to be drunk when he drove the wrong way on the Southeast Side and crashed head-on into an SUV, San Antonio police said.

The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 3700 block of East Southcross Boulevard.

Police said 43-year-old Darrin Clark was driving a Lincoln Towncar heading east in the westbound lanes of E. Southcross when he crashed head-on into a Chevy Suburban.

Clark suffered a possible broken leg and was taken to the hospital for treatment and for a mandatory blood draw.

Paul Valdez, Jr., 45, was driving the Suburban. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. His injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

Officers at the scene said they found an open container of alcohol inside the Lincoln. Police have not said what charges Clark could face.

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Images: Wrong-way crash on SE Side

Published On: Jan 22 2013 10:00:53 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 22 2013 09:53:38 AM CST

Police say a driver was probably drunk when he drove the wrong way and crashed head-on into an SUV on the Southeast Side.

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