A 24 year old College Station man has been charged with a Class A misdemeanor for driving while intoxicated, and a Class B misdemeanor for causing an accident involving damage to a vehicle after a series of events, including almost striking a police car, sideswiping another vehicle and then ending up driving a bicycle in a ditch.
According to a report in The Eagle, a police officer was stopped on the west feeder road of Texas 6 and noticed a car coming straight towards his police cruiser. The officer began waving and shouting at the driver. The driver switched lanes, avoiding hitting the officer and police car, but instead of stopping for the officer, he kept on driving.
A short time later, police received a report of a car side-swiping another car, but the driver took off without stopping. The description of the car appeared to police to be the same vehicle that almost hit the police cruiser.
Soon after taking the report of the hit and run, police located the vehicle on Arrington Road. The car was still running but no one was in it. Police found the driver nearby, riding a bicycle. The man ended up driving the bike into a ditch as he was trying to hide from police. He was arrested and released after posting $6000 bail.
If found guilty of the Class A misdemeanor, the man could face a year in jail and a $4000 fine. The Class B misdemeanor is punishable by 180 days in jail and a $2000 fine. If you have been charged with DWI, contact an experienced Fort Bend County DWI defense attorney to represent you. Being found guilty may not only mean loss of license but could also mean jail time.