Hays County deputies and firefighters rescued a woman from a car that was overturned in water early last Saturday morning, then arrested her for driving while intoxicated (DWI).
At approximately 5:35 a.m. Saturday, Hays County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) 911 Communications received a call of a collision at the San Marcos River low water crossing bridge and the Old Bastrop Highway (CR 266). The original information given was that a car was overturned in the water and screams for help were being heard.
Hays County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Supervisor Sgt. Sam Stock and Deputy Amy Stacy arrived on the scene at approximately 5:44 a.m. They located the vehicle and learned that one occupant had exited the vehicle. However, the driver was still trapped inside.
Stock and Stacy entered the water and attempted to open the driver’s door, to no avail, though they confirmed that the driver was still alive. Stock and Stacy were soon joined in the water by firefighters Mike Burkhart of South Hays Fire and Bill Young of San Marcos Fire, who assisted in opening the driver’s door. After cutting the driver free of her seatbelt, they were able to get her to safety.
The driver was found to have minor injuries, but was transported to Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) for treatment.
The driver was identified as Allison Anne Berry, 18, of San Antonio address. After being released from CTMC, she was arrested and placed in the Hays County Jail for driving while intoxicated, a class B misdemeanor. Berry has since been released on $3,000 bond.
The identity of her passenger is not known.Email | Print