Parking Lot Crash Sends Car Into Woman’s Apartment At Local Complex

A crash in the parking lot of a local apartment complex sent a car into a woman’s apartment.

Emilio Vargas (Jail photo)

TEMPLE (March 26, 2013)--A pickup truck hit a parked car, which in turn crashed into a unit at the Autumn Leaves Apartments Tuesday night on West Downs Avenue in Temple.

At around 7:40 p.m. the truck cut through a yard, hit some signs, skidded off the road, and then hit the parked car, police said.

The car crashed into the bathroom of an apartment.

The woman who lives in the apartment wasn’t injured, police said.

She left to stay with relatives.

The man who was driving the truck was taken to Scott & White Hospital and then was arrested for driving while intoxicated, police said.

Emilio Vargas was in the Bell County Jail Wednesday charged with DWI.

His bond was set at $1,500.

Authorities estimate the damage at about $35,000.

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