A pair of accidents set June off to a fast start for the officers of the Van Alstyne Police Department.

On June 1 at aproximately 4:30 p.m., a maroon Volkswagen sedan driven by an unidentified Van Alstyne resident was traveling southbound on the Hwy. 75 frontage road just north of Van Alstyne Parkway when he stated that he fell asleep behind the wheel. Police believe that he may have jerked the steering wheel; the end result was that the car flipped and rolled over. Both the driver and passenger were wearing seat belts and were uninjured in the accident.

On June 3, at approximately 3:15 p.m., a pull-behind trailer flipped on southbound Hwy. 75 just past County Line Rd. The camper ended up on its side on the right shoulder of the road still connected to the mangled Ford pickup towing it. There were no injuries reported.

Driver information was not available for either accident at press time.

VAPD Chief Tim Barnes, perhaps mindful of the spate of accidents, urges drivers to be extra careful and the days and weeks coming up as school is about to be out for the summer and more children will be on and by the road.

"Drivers need to be more cautious and more aware with the kids out of school for the summer," said Barnes.


On June 1 at approximately 8:26 p.m., police arrested James Fetz, 32, of Van Alstyne on a driving while intoxicated charge on W. Van Alstyne Parkway. This will be a felony arrest as a child under 15 years old was in the car at the time of the offense.

On May 28 in the 1100 block of Greywood a 17-year-old resident reported the theft of money and a DVD. Police are investigating the case.

There were 150 calls for service over the seven day reporting period.