Suspected drunken driver charged with seriously injuring 3, including 2 kids

SAPD: 4-year-old fighting for life

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist, Japhanie Gray - Reporter

SAN ANTONIO - A man is facing charges of intoxication assault and retaliation after he caused a T-bone crash that seriously injured three people, including two kids, while driving under the influence on Sunday, police said. 

The crash happened in the 2700 block of Roosevelt Avenue around 8 p.m.

Authorities said Carlos Perez, 36, was driving a Ford Explorer westbound on Southcross Road when he hit a curb and lost control, veering into oncoming traffic. A 26-year-old woman driving a silver Nissan attempted to avoid the Explorer but was T-boned, police said.

A 4-year-old girl in the silver car suffered life-threatening injuries, according to officers. The 26-year-old woman and 6-year-old boy, also in the silver car, suffered serious injuries, police said. All three were taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center.

Police said Perez smelled of intoxicants and was subsequently booked on intoxication assault causing serious bodily injury, coma or trauma, and retaliation, although it's unclear what the retaliation charge is in relation to.

Perez remains behind bars in lieu of $105,000 bail.

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