Hays County Sheriff’s deputies charged an 18-year-old San Antonio woman with driving while intoxicated after rescuing her from an overturned vehicle in the San Marcos River.
Law enforcement officials received a call at 5:35 a.m. Saturday reporting a collision at the Old Bastrop Highway, County Road 266, low-water crossing at the San Marcos River. The caller reported a car overturned in the water and screams for help were being heard.
When deputies arrived on the scene they found that a passenger escaped the vehicle, but the driver, Allison Anne Berry, was still trapped inside.
Deputies were unable to open the driver’s door, but were able to confirm that Berry was alive. Firefighters were later able to cut her loose from the vehicle.
Berry was transported to Central Texas Medical Center with minor injuries, treated and then arrested on the class B Misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated, a class B Misdemeanor, and released on $3,000 bond.
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This is an unfortunate way to start one’s first semester at college. She is very lucky that it wasn’t much worse.
It would be great to see the city and the university get together and come up with a plan to try to tackle this issue.
Maybe the DA will offer her a plea deal like DJ Monroe. Is there an obstruction of a waterway charge? The deal Monroe was offered, though not uncommon, SHOULD HAVE TAKEN A LITTLE LONGER THAN A MONTH. Considering most people who get charged do not get a trail date, etc for almost a year?