Man Crashes At Police Front Door On Friday The 13th & Gets Arrested

Date: Friday, May 13, 2016, 21:27
Location: 1456 Waldron Road
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated BAC OVER .15 (Penal Code Section 49.04) Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1605130158

Corpus Christi Police arrested a 35 year old man Friday night after the man drove his jeep to the front door of the Police Bravo District sub-station and caused significant damage to the Police building and two marked patrol cars.

Corpus Christi Police “X Shift” had released from roll call and loaded up their patrol vehicles to start the work day a little after 9pm when there was a crash on Waldron and Graham Road which involved a black 2011 Jeep Wrangler and another car. There were no injuries in that crash. The operator of the Jeep pressed the accelerator and continued to travel from the road into the Police city vehicle parking lot, then struck a parked, unoccupied patrol car at the front door of the Police sub-station. The Jeep continued through the parking lot and struck an awning to the Police building which threw bricks onto a second parked and unoccupied patrol car which caused damage to the patrol car. The Jeep struck the second damaged patrol car and was finally stopped.

The Patrol shift supervisor for “X Shift” was inside the building at the time of the crash, and a patrol officer was outside the building and neither Officer was injured. The supervisor and the patrol officer met the operator of the Jeep, 35 year old Raymond Uebelacker (2/5/1981) and were relieved Uebelacker was not injured. The Officers did discover evidence that Uebelacker was intoxicated, so Officers arrested Uebelacker and took him to the hospital for a medical evaluation, and then delivered him to the city detention center.

Officers cleaned up the mess from the crash, the two patrol cars were taken out of service and sent to the motor pool for repairs, and the Jeep was impounded. The building is still able to be occupied and in use. Officers delivered Uebelacker to the city detention center for Driving While Intoxicated with a blood alcohol content over .15, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine. No injuries were reported.

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