From Staff Reports
Some students trying to get some sleep at the Outpost Apartments Wednesday night were awakened by a loud crash.
Around 12:35 a.m., witnesses say a black pickup truck drove into building 5 at the complex.
After jumping the curb and striking the building, the truck fled the scene. Police caught up with the offender near the Regency Mobile Home Park.
The driver, Robert Austin Smith, 21, was arrested and charged with failure to comply with duty upon striking a fixed object.
“This has been a bad week for buildings,” said Sergeant Dave Waugh, San Marcos Police Department.
Sgt. Waugh said earlier in the week another hit and run occurred at J.R. Gymnastics that caused damage to the building. That accident is still under investigation.Email | Print