A Howe woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated after she wrecked her vehicle into a Sherman creek and called police early Thursday morning.
At about 12:40 a.m., officers were sent to the 5800 block of South U.S. Highway 75. The caller told police she drove off the roadway and into a creek, according to the Sherman Police report.
“She obviously didn’t know exactly where she was at, but they eventually found her within a couple minutes,” Sherman Police Sgt. D.M. Hampton said. “They realized she might be intoxicated.”
Officers located the vehicle in the brush off the roadway north of Shepherd Road between Tyson Foods and Texas Instruments facilities. Hampton said the vehicle had veered off the roadway, struck a ledge on the side of the creek and came to stop. The woman was not injured from the wreck, and police noticed signs that she may be intoxicated.
“They did the standardized field sobriety testing on her, and she failed that so they arrested her for DWI,” Hampton said.
The report states the woman admitted to police that she had been drinking before going behind the wheel. Hampton said the officers also realized she was involved in a minor wreck on Texoma Parkway minutes before. After the first wreck, the woman had gotten out of the vehicle and talked with the other driver, then she left scene without leaving her information.
“I think they still had an officer taking that report in the hit and run when this call came out,” Hampton said.