DUI suspect charged after crashing into shed, making threats in Odessa

ECTOR COUNTY, TX — A 33-year-old man has been charged after crashing into a structure and threatening residents Monday in Odessa, according to YourBasin.

Odessa Police responded to the scene on Royalty Avenue at around 7:15 p.m. after receiving a call about a man threatening to run over a group of people with his vehicle.

Officers arrived to find the suspect’s silver Dodge had struck a chain-link fence and a shed in the backyard.

The suspect, who was located in a nearby alley, initially failed to cooperate but was then apprehended. Authorities said he displayed signs of intoxication at the scene, and his blood alcohol level later tested at .177 and .185, well above Texas’ legal limit of .08.

Police said that prior to the crash, the suspect had made several threats of violence by gunfire and vehicular assault. He faces multiple charges, including “Driving While Intoxicated” and two counts of “Terroristic Threat.”

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