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Horrific Drunk Driver Crash at South By Southwest Celebration in Austin, Texas

 
Horrific Drunk Driver Crash at South By Southwest Celebration in Austin, Texas
Posted March 13th, 2014 @ 4:17am

A man and woman were killed early Thursday after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck the pair and others on a crowded street.

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said 23 others were injured, five critically, in the crash that happened around 12:30 a.m. as the driver tried to evade a pursuing police officer. The two people who died were on a moped that the motorist hit.

The chief said the man also hit pedestrians in front of a club that was emptying. Acevedo told reporters during a news conference that the motorist also struck a cab before crashing, jumping out of his car and trying to run. A pursuing officer shocked him with a stun gun and took him into custody.

Raw footage of crash site. **** CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES!***

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