Suspected drunk driver causes big mess in NW Harris Co.

The driver was arrested after driving through yards and fences last night
September 20, 2013 5:56:01 AM PDT
Residents in northwest Harris County will begin the weekend cleaning up a big mess in their neighborhood, all thanks to a suspected drunk driver.

It happened at a neighborhood near TC Jester and Spears road last night. Residents tell us they thought all the noise was possibly from a lightning strike or a transformer, but when they came outside, they realized it was much more.

Witnesses tell us as they started walking from backyard to backyard, they came across the car and the suspected drunk driver, whose vehicle finally came to stop after running into a light pole.

"We're two houses down from my house," said Robert Hamilton. "He mounted the curb about 20 feet from my house. He took out the street sign, then he took out my fence. Then he took out the other fence."

At this point, we don't know the identity of the driver. He was given a field sobriety test last night and taken to jail. As far as injuries, fortunately, there were none.

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