Police arrest drunken man driving in wrong direction caused wreck near Harbor Bridge
Correction: The driver of the silver 2013 Nissan Titan was not cited for not having insurance. An earlier version of this article misreported his citations. The story has been updated.
A 35-year-old man was arrested after driving on the wrong side of road on the 2500 block of U.S. Hwy. 181 early Monday morning.
Corpus Christi Police responded to the crash about 1:30 a.m. after the two vehicles collided on a causeway near the Harbor Bridge.
The 35-year-old man was driving a silver 2013 Nissan Titan the wrong way in the middle lane of the southbound lanes and crashed into a black 2002 Ford F-150, Public Information Officer Travis Pace said.
Pace said the 27-year-old woman who was driving the black pickup couldn’t avoid the collision. A 35-year-old man also was riding in her vehicle.
The man driving the silver pickup, who had a 33-year-old woman as a passenger, was found to be driving while intoxicated.
Ericka Andrews, the driver of the black pickup, said she is grateful to be alive after the crash.
“I truly am blessed to walk away from a crash like that with minor injuries. It was so intense there’s no explanation on how we are alive! God is good,” Andrews wrote in a Facebook message to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
Pace said the man was cited for driving on the wrong side of the road and arrested for driving while intoxicated. He left the Nueces County Jail on Monday after he posted his bail, which was set at $2,500.