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A 29-year-old San Marcos man is taken into custody following an early Saturday that wrecked six parked cars on in the 200 block of Guadalupe Street. PHOTOS by PHIL LEWIS/SPECIAL TO THE SAN MARCOS MERCURY

FROM STAFF REPORTS

A 29-year-old man faces a charge of driving while intoxicated after striking six parked vehicles early Saturday near downtown San Marcos.

Ronald Mohler

Ronald Mohler

Ronald Wayne Mohler of San Marcos, formerly of Wilmington, N.C., was driving a 2002 Mercedes southbound on Guadalupe Street when he left his traffic lane and struck unoccupied vehicles parallel parked alongside the former Hays County Justice Center property, San Marcos police Sgt. Fred Wisener said. The accident happened at about 12:10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.

Mohler failed a field sobriety test and was placed under arrest by officer Ashley Allen. After being treated for injuries at Central Texas Medical Center, Mohler was taken to the Hays County jail where he was released later Saturday on a $2,000 surety bond, jail records state.

Mohler consented to a blood draw but results of an blood-alcohol level analysis were not immediately available, Wisener said. The sergeant said he did not know the nature or severity of Mohler’s injuries.

A first-time offense of driving while intoxicated is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.

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  1. “A first-time offense of driving while intoxicated is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.”

    If there had been people standing by the cars that were hit they would be maimed or dead. 180 days is NOT enough. And who says the judge will even access 180 days? I think the historical record would show that 1st time DWI/DUI offenders usually get less.

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