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Alleged drunken driver slams truck into apartment, leaving 5-year-old girl in rubble

Posted at 5:20 PM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 19:48:58-04

A mother was shaken up after a truck slammed into her apartment and then took off.

Corpus Christi police say they were able to track the suspect down by following a trail of oil.

44-year-old John Cruz was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and for fleeing the scene.

It happened at the Laguna Shores Apartments, 3044 Jamaica Drive, about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.


A 5-year-old girl was pulled from the rubble following the crash.

Fortunately, no one was injured during the crime.