Texas DWI Suspect Blamed Turtle, Cat, Squirrel For Wreck

BRYAN (July 3, 2014) A man arrested for drunken driving blamed a turtle, a cat, a squirrel and an overhanging tree after an accident just southeast of College Station, authorities said.

When police arrived at the scene Tuesday, the 33-year-old driver was still in his seat and unaware of his location, authorities said.

A witness told officers the driver passed him on the right shoulder before his vehicle hit a guardrail, left the road and struck a tree.

The North Zulch man told officers he swerved to avoid the animals and then his vehicle hit the tree.

Police didn't buy the explanation and charged the man with drunken driving.

Records show it's his second such arrest, and he could face a year in jail.

He's free on $7,500 bond.

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