The driver of a car that struck two parked vehicles Saturday night in a south Brownwood neighborhood ran into a nearby back yard after the accident and tried to climb a fence before being arrested on DWI and other charges, police said.
Carrie Bloomer, 28, of Brownwood, was booked into the Brown County Jail on charges of DWI third or more, resisting arrest, evading arrest and accident invoking damage to a vehicle, jail records state.
Bloomer is free on bonds totaling $17,500.
According to officer Sky Self's report:
Self was dispatched to the area of Coggin Park at 7:36 p.m. on a report of a woman driving a Mitsubishi Mirage "acting suspiciously" in the area. Self located the car on First Street near the intersection with Slayden, stopped in the middle of the road with front end damage and the driver's side air bag deployed. The other vehicles — a GMC Terrain and a Chevrolet Impala — were legally parked in front of a residence had apparently been struck by the Mirage.
Witnesses said they had helped the driver of the Mirage out of the vehicle and also said she had run into the back yard of a residence in the 2300 block of First. Self heard several people in the back yard yelling. Self entered the yard and saw a woman turn her back to him and begin walking toward a gate leading to an alley. Self followed the woman as it appeared she was attempting to elude him.
The woman tried to climb the fence, and Self pulled the woman off the fence. Self walked the woman to the front yard, and the woman slumped and grasped Self's shoulder in an attempt to straighten up. The woman, who had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, said the Mirage was hers but said she hadn't been driving.
Self began a DWI investigation, and the woman said she would not be cooperating any further. The woman said she would not consent to a blood draw and did not attempt any field sobriety tests. Self told the woman a warrant would be obtained for a blood draw.