Authorities are trying to determine whether a Bryan man was intoxicated when he allegedly caused a three-vehicle accident on Saturday night. If he was indeed intoxicated, the criminal charges filed against him might be more severe than they would be if he were found to have been sober.

Authorities say the man rear-ended another vehicle and then struck a second vehicle around 9 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of William J. Bryan Parkway and Texas Avenue.

They also say the man left the scene of the accident on foot, only to be apprehended by an office a short time later. Police claim the man admitted to having "a few beers" that evening.

The officers at the scene did not seem to think the mab was drunk, which to us is very telling and is a fact that probably works in his favor.

The man has been cited for driving without a license and for failing to control his speed. He has also been charged with causing an accident involving an injury. He could be made to pay up to $5,000, spend five years in state prison or both.

The damage estimates for the vehicles involved in the collision have not been made public.

Source: The Bryan-College Station Eagle, "Police: Driver charged after fleeing accident," Jan. 7, 2013

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