After reportedly driving while intoxicated into the front of a woman’s home and trying to run over the homeowner, a man was arrested by police Sunday and issued multiple felony charges.
Officers were called about the hit and run around 12:15 a.m. Sunday in the 900 block of Purdue Street.
The homeowner told officers upon arrival that a red ‘90s model Chevrolet pickup crashed into the front of her home before striking a parked white 2012 Dodge Durango, an Odessa Police Department news release stated. The driver, later identified as 57-year-old Michael Flores, then began to drive away from the scene.
When confronted by the homeowner, the release detailed, Flores reportedly drove away at a high rate of speed and attempted to run her over. An independent witness told officers they saw Flores drive toward the complainant and attempt to strike her.
Officers later found the suspected vehicle and found Flores to be intoxicated, the release stated. The homeowner positively identified him and pieces of drywall and window glass shards were found on the front hood of his truck.
Flores was also reportedly in possession of several Tramadol Hydrochloride pills and was unable to provide a prescription, and had two prior DWI convictions.
Police charged Flores with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, driving while intoxicated for a third time or more, a third-degree felony, possession of a dangerous drug, a class A misdemeanor, and leaving the scene of an accident, a class B misdemeanor.
Jail records show Flores was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Sunday and has four bonds totaling $42,000.