A Brownwood motorist was charged with intoxication assault with a vehicle and DWI following a one-vehicle accident early Saturday morning, police said.
Troy Eaton Jr, 26, was arrested after officers responded to the 12:20 a.m. accidents in the 1200 block of Austin, police said via email. Eaton is free on bonds totaling $11,500, Brown County Jail records state.
The accident injured a passenger in Eaton’s car, police said.
According to the Brownwood Police Department email:
Officers responded to a crash in which a car struck a telephone pole, causing extensive damage to the vehicle.
The driver and passenger admitted to inhaling canned air, police said. Both occupants sustained injuries that required medical attention at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
After an investigation and medical treatment, Eaton was arrested and charged with DWI. Eaton was further charged with intoxication assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury as the passenger in his vehicle sustained several non-life-threatening injuries, police said.