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SAPD Veteran Arrested for DWI

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Kelsey Tucker2 years ago

Early Tuesday morning, an 18-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department was arrested for driving while intoxicated following an accident at Interstate.

About the Arrest 

According to the San Antonio Express-News, officers received a report of a crash at the intersection of Interstate 35 and GeorgeBeach Boulevard around 3 a.m. Tuesday. Upon responding they found the driver was an officer with the San Antonio Police Department.

The veteran was identified as 50-year-old Phillip Luke, who was off-duty and in his personal vehicle.

The officers working the scene determined that he showed signs of impairment placed him under arrest. Luke has been placed on administrative leave pending a full investigation. 

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,377 people were killed in auto accidents in 2013 – roughly one death every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013 with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.
  • Drunk driving accidents resulted in 1,089 deaths in 2013, accounting for 32.2 percent of all recorded traffic fatalities.

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