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Cops: Drunk Driver Hits Curb, Fire Hydrant & Fence Before Plowing Into Apartment

Madeline Schmitt | CBSDFW.com |
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Jameel Moffett, 35, is charged with DWI. (courtesy: Dallas County)

Jameel Moffett, 35, is charged with DWI. (courtesy: Dallas County)

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Police arrested a man suspected of drunk driving Saturday night after he crossed over multiple lanes of traffic, then hit a curb, fire hydrant and fence before plowing into an apartment complex.

The accident happened around 11:15 p.m. near the 5100 block of Village Fair Drive at I-35E in Dallas.

Police say 35-year-old Jameel Moffett was traveling southbound on R. L. Thornton Freeway in the left lane, when his vehicle cut across three lanes of traffic and off the road.

Moffett’s vehicle then hit a curb and continued on the grass between the freeway and the service road, colliding with a fire hydrant along the way.

The vehicle went through a fence and plowed into one unit of an apartment complex. Only one person was inside the unit when the crash happened, and was uninjured.

Moffett became pinned inside his vehicle and was extracted by first responders. He was then transported to Baylor Hospital and later released to Lew Sterrett, arrested and charged with DWI.

Moffett is currently being held on a $500 bond.

A Dallas County criminal background search reveals that Moffett was previously arrested for DWI in May 2011, but the charged was dismissed in July 2013.

The background search also reveals that Moffett has a lengthy history with Dallas County authorities, including convictions of marijuana possession, evading arrest, unlawful carrying of a handgun and theft.

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