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Published on February 23, 2024
Harris County Duo Accused of Tampering with Evidence Following DUI CrashSource: Facebook/Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4

A booze-fueled crash in Harris County has landed two adults in hot water after deputies caught them trying to hide evidence of their inebriated escapade. A female driver, having lost control of her vehicle in the 8700 block of FM 1960, revealed clear signs of intoxication at the scene. Eager to cover her tracks, she summoned a male accomplice, beckoning him to the crash site to dispose of the incriminating liquor bottles from her car, according to a Facebook post from Constable Mark Herman's Office.

The ill-conceived cleanup effort was intercepted by eagle-eyed Deputies Bernal, Becerra, and Ortiz, who detained both the driver and her would-be helper. Their attempt at a quick cleanup has instead led to a charge of tampering with evidence for the male, and additional undisclosed charges for the woman, according to officials.

The official report did not specify the names of the individuals involved or the exact charges against the female driver, but the episode serves as a stark reminder, that when alcohol and driving mix, the consequences often stretch far beyond a damaged vehicle.