Teen driver runs red light, crashes into SAPD patrol vehicle, police say

Crash happened around 1:45 a.m. near Loop 410, Fredericksburg Road

SAN ANTONIO – A 19-year-old woman was arrested after she crashed her vehicle into a San Antonio police officer’s patrol car overnight.

The crash happened just before 2 a.m. Monday near Loop 410 and Fredericksburg Road.

According to police, the incident began after a Balcones Heights police officer tried to pull the vehicle over after noticing it traveling at a high rate of speed with no highlights on.

Police said the officer turned on his emergency lights but the driver instead sped off, running a red light. The vehicle crashed into an SAPD DWI patrol unit traveling through the Fredericksburg Road intersection, police said.

The driver was detained by Balcones Heights police and SAPD handled the crash.

The police officer involved was taken to a nearby hospital to be checked out, but he only had a bruised arm, authorities said.

The unidentified woman was taken into custody and will now be charged with driving while intoxicated and causing a crash.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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