Ivan Pacheco, 27, has been arrested on a charge of drunken driving for the second time, and doing so without a valid driver’s license, police said.
San Antonio police took him into custody around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, and charged him with breaking a whole list of rules of the road.
According to a police report, an officer first noticed Pacheco’s 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara as he drove out of the airport around midnight with the vehicle’s lights off.
While attempting to stop him, the officer saw Pacheco’s vehicle swerve, then finally come to a stop on the Highway 281 bridge at Dee Howard Way, the report stated.
The officer said he smelled alcohol coming from Pacheco and the vehicle, the report stated.
When he told him he had been driving with his lights off, he said Pacheco began flipping the switch, confused about whether they were off or on, the report stated.
Additionally, police said the license plate on the SUV “obviously” had been altered, with a number “7” being changed to look like the letter “Z,” and the letter “C” made to look like a zero.
Pacheco was taken into custody by officers with the DWI unit, who said he became verbally combative and kicked out the window on a patrol car.
He was booked into the Bexar County jail, then released several hours later, after posting bond.
Records show Pacheco has been to jail many times before, during the past decade.
He was arrested on a drunken driving charge in 2011, and several times throughout the years on vehicle burglary, theft, drug possession and possession of a criminal instrument charges, the records state.
As a result of this latest arrest, Pacheco faces his second DWI charge, as well as charges of altering a license plate, driving without a valid license, attempted escape and criminal mischief.