bad start to holiday
The Fourth of July is the worst day of the year for drunk driving, and the day had barely begun when a woman lost her life in a wreck that officers blame on drinking and driving.
It started about midnight, when officers noticed a minivan speeding down Bandera Road at up to 85 mph.
When they gave chase, the minivan turned onto Quill Street, slammed into a pickup truck head on, and then rolled over several times, eventually coming to rest on the grounds of Woodlawn Hills Elementary School.
The male driver was only slightly injured, but a female passenger was pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver is expected to face intoxication manslaughter charges.
As this was happening, another chase was unfolding, which wound across the west side and through the area around San Antonio College.
It started when a woman called police to report that a man had stolen her baby. But officers said she couldn't tell them what the relationship of the man was to her and to the child.
Police got a description of the car and spotted it near Highway 90 and Cupples on the west side.
Then began a chase that wound up and down Highway 90 and Interstate 35, finally veering north onto San Pedro, past San Pedro Park, and finally came to an end in the 100 block of Hickman.
Officers say the man got out of the car, put the baby on the ground, and surrendered.
Right now he's facing a slew of traffic violations, as detectives try to sort out the exact relationship, if any, between the man, the woman, and the baby.
The child was unhurt.