EARLY — Early police will seek a warrant for a suspected drunken driver in connection with an accident Tuesday evening in which a vehicle smashed into an apartment.
    The driver left the scene in his vehicle but was seen later leaving a liquor store and stopped by a deputy.
    According to an email from Early police:
    Early police and fire units were dispatch at 6:10 p.m. to the 200 block of Lucus Drive, where a vehicle had struck an apartment building and pushed completely into the bedroom. The driver then backed out and drove away.
    The apartment’s resident was in another room and was not injured.
    The vehicle description was broadcast to local units, and the  vehicle was located leaving a Brownwood liquor store.
    A sheriff’s deputy stopped the vehicle, and Early police Sgt. Steven Means met with the officers and the suspect. Means attempted to conduct field sobriety test on the driver but was unable to complete the test due to his level of intoxication.
    As officers were placing the driver under arrest, he began claiming chest pains. EMS was called to check the driver; who was transported to the Brownwood Regional Medical Center emergency room.
    Means obtained consent for a blood draw, and the sample will be submitted to a lab. Police will obtain a warrant later.
    A damage estimate is currently unknown, but the damage was heavy, police said.