Man arrested, charged with DWI after multiple crashes on West Side, SAPD says

Lucas Rocha also charged with five counts of failure to stop and give information

Lucas Rocha, 35, arrested (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A man speeding and driving erratically was arrested after he struck seven vehicles on the city’s West Side, according to San Antonio police.

The crashes happened around 5 p.m. Sunday.

Police said 35-year-old Lucas Rocha was speeding and driving erratically in a Toyota Tundra on IH-10 and Probandt Street.

Rocha reportedly struck seven cars before he crashed into an electric pole on S. General McMullen, causing an outage for the block, police said.

Esteban Tobias said he heard the crash while enjoying Easter festivities with his family.

“We saw a ball of fire go on the back of our neighbor’s house, and that’s when we saw the truck hit the light post,” Tobias said.

SAPD said officers detained Rocha at the scene, and he was deemed intoxicated. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and five counts of failure to stop and give information, with a total bond of $11,000.

No injuries were reported in the string of crashes.

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