SAN ANTONIO – A driver whose truck had only three good tires allegedly tried to lead San Antonio police on a chase on the city’s Northeast Side.
One of the tires on the pickup was down to only a rim.
Police say that missing tire was what caught their attention around 1:30 a.m. Friday. SAPD said the right rear tire had no rubber left on it and the vehicle was causing damage to the surface of the street.
Officers tried to get the 31-year-old man to stop, but he kept going and started to drive the wrong way on Harry Wurzbach, going northbound in the southbound lanes before crashing in a construction zone on Harry Wurzbach at Urban Crest.
The truck hit what looked like a huge cinder block that was in the roadway for construction. No other vehicles were damaged, and no citizens were hurt.
Police say the driver was not seriously hurt but was taken to a hospital to be checked out.
No one was working in the construction zone at the time.
It wasn’t clear at first why the driver tried to get away from officers. Police later said the man was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated.