Suspected Drunk Driver Plows Into Local Restaurant

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Antonio Garcia | Image by Fort Worth Jail

A man suspected of drunk driving plowed into a restaurant in Fort Worth early Sunday morning.

Antonio Garcia, 25, faces a potential driving while intoxicated charge in connection with a crash that occurred in the early morning hours.

Fort Worth police and paramedics were deployed to the 1300 block of NW 25th Street at around 1:45 a.m. after receiving reports of a car accident. A driver, later identified as Garcia, allegedly crashed his vehicle into Mariscos Acapulco restaurant. No injuries were reported, and Garcia was booked into Fort Worth jail.

The restaurant owner has not yet commented on the crash nor revealed the extent of the damage that was incurred.

Another suspected DWI incident happened in Fort Worth late last month, resulting in two pedestrians getting run over.

As covered by The Dallas Express, 29-year-old Andrew Michael Guerra allegedly failed to stop when Fort Worth police officers attempted to pull him over for suspected drunk driving on the evening of January 27. Allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase, Guerra reportedly hit two pedestrians and another vehicle before crashing in the popular West 7th entertainment district.

Despite these incidents, Fort Worth’s city center regularly logs lower crime rates than Downtown Dallas, thanks to its neighborhood-focused policing initiatives, as covered by The Dallas Express. While around seven times more crime is reported each month in Downtown Dallas amid a significant police officer shortage, a specialized neighborhood police unit working alongside private security guards patrols Fort Worth’s city center.

The Dallas Police Department fields only around 3,000 officers despite a City report calling for closer to 4,000. The City of Dallas has also budgeted DPD just $654 million this fiscal year, considerably less than what will be spent on law enforcement in other high-crime municipalities, such as New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

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