Authorities told ABC13 29-year-old Jeanette Perez was intoxicated around 12:45 a.m. as she drove southbound on North Main and entered the tracks at Hogan.
BREAKING: @METROHouston police say this is the drunk driver who crashed on the train tracks overnight.— Katherine Marchand (@KatherineMABC13) April 11, 2019
29-year-old Jeanette Perez
According to the DA’s Office, her Blood Alcohol Content was nearly 3x the legal limit. https://t.co/2pw1LdkYzE pic.twitter.com/2O4Q3iAPxT
She continued to drive about 400 feet on the elevated portion of the tracks before her vehicle broke down and got stuck.
Because of where the SUV was positioned, a standard tow truck couldn't remove it.
Crews brought in special equipment to lift the Escalade off the tracks.
According to Sean Teare with the Harris County District Attorney's Office, Houston police and the Metro Police Department determined Perez was highly intoxicated.
Prosecutors say Perez had a blood alcohol content of .22, nearly three times the legal limit.
QUESTIONABLE TRAIN OF THOUGHT: This is what happens to your car when you drive up onto @METROHouston train tracks....— Katherine Marchand (@KatherineMABC13) April 11, 2019
Signs say "DO NOT ENTER" 🚫- driver apparently didn't notice!
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Authorities say they don't know where she was coming from.
🚫METRO MISHAP🚫: Crews had to bring in special equipment to get this Cadillac Escalade off the @METROHouston tracks this AM!— Katherine Marchand (@KatherineMABC13) April 11, 2019
Police say the woman who drove her car up there was intoxicated!!
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