A 47-year old San Angelo man was arrested Thursday night on a charge of intoxication assault following a vehicle crash that sent two people to a local hospital with injuries.
The man arrested was James Paul Hall.
According to a press release, at approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday, San Angelo Police responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 2800 block of North Chadbourne Street.
A white 2000 Dodge Ram, operated by Hall, was northbound on Chadbourne and a white 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, operated by 18-year old Jesikah Dominguez, was southbound on Chadbourne. Hall attempted to make a left turn into a private business in the 2800 block of Chadbourne and the vehicles collided.
Hall’s vehicle continued into the parking lot of the private business after hitting Dominguez, where it hit an unoccupied white 2011 Mini Cooper. Hall’s pickup truck then hit a post of the awning at the front of the business. The post hit the building causing damage.
When police arrived on scene and made contact with the two drivers, Hall showed signs of intoxication, according to the release.
Dominguez was transported to Shannon Medical Center for her injuries received in the crash. Nineteen-year old Jose Garcia, Dominguez’s passenger, was also transported to Shannon with incapacitating injuries.
Because of the nature of the injuries and Hall showing signs of intoxication, SAPD Sgt. Todd Dornhecker and Officer Brian Bylsma with the Traffic Division and Det. Adrian Castro responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.
At the conclusion of the investigation, it was determined Hall failed to yield the right-of-way to Dominguez while making a left turn.
Because Hall was intoxicated and involved in a traffic crash where serious injury occurred, he was placed under arrest and transported to the Tom Green County Jail on a charge of intoxication assault with a vehicle.
Jail records show that Hall was released from the Tom Green County Jail Friday on a $7,500 bond.