Startled Whataburger Patron Abandons Drive-Thru and Slams into the Back of Lowe's


A man fell asleep in the drive-thru of the Whataburger restaurant in the 1700 block of North Bryant Blvd. just before midnight Friday. He had just entered his order for a #1, apparently, and just didn’t have the energy to drive up to the first window to pay for his order.

A Whataburger employee saw the potential patron blocking the drive-thru lane and called police.

When police arrived, the patron was still passed-out in his late model Chevrolet Silverado pickup, so they knocked on the window. The sight of police officers knocking on his window startled him so much that his foot pressed the accelerator and the truck bounded through parking lots and empty fields, across a side street, and into the fence behind Lowe’s Grocery Store.

There, the truck came to a rest, its nose sticking into Lowe’s back yard.

The driver was immediately apprehended and given a field sobriety test, which he passed. Police said they are booking him into the Tom Green County Jail anyway for reckless driving.

Police did not release the name.


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Too bad he did not have a chance to call mommy to pick him up before the police arrived. Seems like there is more to this story than reckless driving.

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