David Gutierrez, 61, was booked into and released from the Wichita County Jail on Saturday, July 15, 2023.
Wichita Falls Police were called to a wreck in the northbound lanes of the Lloyd Ruby Overpass Friday, July 14, around 8:47 p.m.
On the overpass, officers saw a Freightliner semi-truck on its side, partly hanging off the overpass over 15th Street.
Police were able to pull the driver, identified as Gutierrez, out of the cab. No other vehicles or people were involved in the wreck.
The officer interviewing Gutierrez said he appeared to be dazed, and he detected the smell of alcohol coming from him. Officers said his eyes were bloodshot, and he was heavily slurring his words and struggling to maintain his balance.
Gutierrez admitted that he had “one drink” in the last hour.
Other officers on the scene said they had found empty Michelob bottles in the truck’s cabin.
Gutierrez refused to participate in a Field Sobriety test, but he did consent to a blood draw after being detained.
Gutierrez was transported to United Regional for the blood draw and to be medically cleared before being taken to the Wichita County Jail.
Since he had no previous DWI convictions, Gutierrez was released on a $750 bond Saturday, July 15.