Suspected drunk driver crashes into ETX home

Suspected drunk driver crashes into ETX home

Released by Sgt. Matthew Smyser with Tyler Police:

On June 18, 2011 at approximately 5:40 a.m. Tyler police officers were dispatched to the 300 block of north Parkdale Ave. in response to a vehicle that struck a residence.

As officers responded to the scene they learned that the suspect had fled the area on foot, leaving their tan 2000 Ford F150 in the residence's front yard.

Once on scene officers learned that a resident was injured as a result of the crash and transported to the East Texas Medical Center emergency room for minor injuries.

While investigating the incident officers located an intoxicated male near the 1300 block of Bellaire Dr.

The individual was identified as Jair Zarate-Cobos, 25, from Tyler and the registered owner of the suspect vehicle.

He was later determined to be the operator of the vehicle at the time of the incident and subsequently arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and Leaving the Scene of an Accident before being transported to the Smith County jail.