Posted: Nov 29, 2012 4:51 PM by Ben Lloyd - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Nov 29, 2012 6:59 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Three people are in police custody after crashing a car into the barrier that separates uptown Corpus Christi from downtown. Reporter Caroline Flores witnessed the car zip by Corpus Christi City Hall around 70 mph with a flat tire.
She and her photographer followed the vehicle as it slammed into the wall at the intersection of N. Upper Broadway and Leopard Street.
Two men and one woman got out of the car and fled the scene on foot. Our crew followed the driver as he tried to calmly walk away from the crash through uptown.
We asked about what just happened, but he wanted us to leave him alone. Our crew eventually flagged down police officers who took the man into custody.
He told us, "I had the flu -- pneumonia. You look at my driver's seat (inaudible) I was under the influence of Nyquil all types of stuff. I was trying to make this corner to come down here to play some tickets I crashed my car. I apologize to the city."
Everyone in the car was pretty fortunate the vehicle did not go through the wall and land in the street below. Police caught up with the other man and woman who left the scene near the Nueces County Courthouse.
Inside the vehicle, officers say they find a liquid substance believed to be PCP, but will need further testing to confirm what it is.
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