Jun 28, 2013 12:22 PM
Information from the Corpus Christi Police Department
CORPUS CHRISTI - Two separate vehicles drove through the construction area at Everhart and S. Padre Island Drive while workers were repairing the road overnight. Both vehicles were stopped by officers providing off-duty traffic control for the construction workers.
At 12:25am, Julian Basaldua(07/16/76) was pulled over after he drove his red Astro Van thru a marked off construction area while the workers were present. Basaldu was administered standard field sobriety tests and a blood specimen taken. He was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated/Open Alcohol Container, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility and Driving While LIcense Suspended/Invalid.
At 12:54am, the second intoxicated driver also drove through the barricades and proceeded into the intersection. The driver George Gonzales (11/06/68) was contacted and administered field sobriety tests and a blood draw warrant obtained. Gonzales was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Driving While License Suspended/Invalid.