HPD: Birthday girl arrested for DWI after crashing in neighbor's yard

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by KHOU.com Staff

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Posted on September 27, 2012 at 6:48 AM

Updated Thursday, Sep 27 at 9:03 AM

HOUSTON – Police said a woman who ran her car into her neighbor’s lawn and struck a tree was intoxicated as she returned home from her birthday party.

According to the Houston Police Department the incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Thursday on Merriwood at E. Rittenhouse.

The woman told police she thought she was turning into her driveway when she jumped a curb and went into her neighbor’s yard. The car struck a tree causing minor damage.

Police said the woman, who was in her 20s, was treated for minor bumps and bruises before being handcuffed.

The woman’s neighbor said she was in the front bedroom and might have been killed if it weren’t for the tree.
 

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