SAPD: Drunken driver sends car airborne, crashes into wall of Loop 410

Driver arrested, passenger taken to hospital in serious condition, police say

By Jared Hoehing - Associate Producer

SAN ANTONIO - A suspected drunken driver was arrested and his passenger was rushed to the hospital early Saturday morning after he crashed his car into a wall of Loop 410, according to police.

Police said the driver was traveling northbound on the frontage road of I-35 around 3:45 a.m. when he lost control of his car, drove through a grassy median and sent the car airborne.

The car then slammed into the wall of the southbound lanes of Loop 410, according to San Antonio police.

Police arrested the driver, who they said was found to be heavily intoxicated.

The passenger was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center with broken bones. That person remains in serious condition.

The driver is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and intoxication assault, police said.

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