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CCPD: Intoxicated driver runs stop sign, slams into SUV

Posted at 4:24 PM, Nov 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-18 17:24:52-05

One man is behind bars after police say he ran through a stop sign and slammed into a parked SUV.

The incident happened around 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning near the intersection of Norton Street and Melbourne Drive.

Corpus Christi police say the driver of a black SUV ran through a stop sign and plowed into the front yard of a nearby home, hitting another parked SUV.

Investigators say the driver did try to leave the scene but the homeowners kept him there until police arrived.  Police found open bottles of alcohol and marijuana in the vehicle.

The name of the driver has not been released. He faces charges of suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
No one was injured in the accident.