Man Ejected from SUV Was Driving While Intoxicated, Faces 2 Charges
SAN ANGELO, TX — A 32-year-old man driving a 2003 Ford SUV lost control, flipped, and was ejected this afternoon on Grape Creek Rd. in the north part of the city.
According to San Angelo police, the man was rushed to an area hospital with unknown injuries. Police are investigating every aspect of the crash to determine its cause. Police would not rule out any possibility, including drinking and driving.
It was a single vehicle crash and happened at approximately 5:30 p.m.
UPDATE: May 11, 2017 3:30 p.m.
The 32-year-old San Angelo man from yesterday's roll-over crash on Grape Creek Road has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated and is also facing an assault charge.
The 32-year-old was identified as Nicholas B. Townsend, and was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance with non-incapacitating injuries following his accident in the 5100 block of Grape Creek Road that occurred just after 5:30 p.m. yesterday.
Upon further investigation, traffic investigators determined Townsend was driving his green 2003 Ford Explorer at an unsafe speed when he lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway and collided with a fence on the west side of the road. The force of the collision caused the SUV to roll and Townsend was ejected. Failure to control speed and alcohol were listed as contributing factors to the crash.
Townsend was additionally charged with Assault on a Public Servant for kicking a San Angelo Police Department Crime Scene Tech who was attempting to photograph Townsend’s injuries at Shannon Medical Center.