Victoria man, 19, arrested after crashing into home, fleeing scene (w/video)
Feb. 12, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Updated Feb. 11, 2014 at 8:12 p.m.
A 19-year-old Victoria man was arrested Wednesday after crashing his vehicle into the side of a house and fleeing the scene on foot.
Armando Aguinaga was arrested and booked at the Victoria County Jail on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a wreck and unlawful carrying of a weapon.
A witness told officers that Aguinaga had a handgun. The gun was later recovered in a grassy area, officers said.
Aguinaga was traveling near the intersection of Larkspur Street and Berkman Drive in a gray 2010 Nissan Rogue when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a house on the corner.
According to Department of Public Safety records, the car is owned by Derrick Broome Anahi, of Victoria.
The homeowners told officers they were in a back room of the house when they heard a loud bang.
They did not realize their home had been damaged until officers knocked at the door.
Surface damage to the home appeared minimal, officers said.