SAPD: Driver crashed into gas line at apartment complex, detained for DWI

No one was evacuated from apartments

A driver crashed into a 6-inch gas main on July 3, 2020 at an apartment complex in the 4500 block of Gardendale, police say. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police say a drunken driver was detained overnight after he crashed into a 6-inch gas main at a Northwest Side apartment complex.

Police responded to the crash at 1 a.m. Friday at the Windbury Apartments in the 4500 block of Gardendale.

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Following the crash, police discovered natural gas was flowing out of a pipe.

CPS Energy was called out to shut down the gas line, avoiding an evacuation.

The driver was detained for suspicion of driving while intoxicated, police said.

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