Occurred on 10/18/12, 02:13am Driving While Intoxicated 600 Van Cleve Drive 1210180013/CR1207922
Officers were dispatched to Leopard and Westchester for a traffic accident in which a vehicle had struck a light pole. Upon their arrival, Officers found the driver of a red Dodge Durango had struck a fence and mailbox along with a utility pole in the 600 block of Van Cleve Drive. Officers contacted a female passenger, but the driver was nowhere to be found.
Further investigation revealed the driver Jose Rene Gomez (03/13/82) had fled, but returned while Officers were conducting their investigation as he did not want his sister arrested.
Gomez appeared to be intoxicated and a blood warrant obtained. A blood specimen was taken and Gomez was arrested. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Damage or Destruction.