Abilene police: Drunk driver nearly hits patrol car

Michael Shane Smith

Abilene police say a drunk driver nearly hit an officer’s patrol car.ABILENE, Texas -

According to the arrest report, Michael Shane Smith, 43, of Fort Worth, ran a stop sign around 8:30 Tuesday night at South 4th and Peach streets.

The officer, who was headed south on Peach, said Smith nearly hit his car and then “narrowly missed side swiping” another vehicle.

Police say Smith failed the field sobriety tests. According to the arrest report, he was “obviously very intoxicated” and “had no control of his mental or physical faculties.”

Smith was convicted of DWI in 1998 and 2016.

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