A Texas A&M University student was arrested over the weekend after police said he ran over an officer’s foot while the officer was directing traffic.
College Station police said the 19-year-old was driving while intoxicated with an open beer in the car around 11:30 p.m. Saturday after he disobeyed an officer’s direction to turn south onto Wellborn Road from Southwest Parkway instead of using the northbound lane, which had been converted into an oncoming lane to facilitate traffic leaving the Texas A&M campus after the football game at Kyle Field.
Authorities said Colin Schepel realized he was turning into oncoming traffic and swerved toward the officer to avoid a collision. The officer was nearly able to get out of the vehicle’s way, but his foot was run over when the car struck his left leg.
Police said Schepel also was found to have marijuana and methylphenidate, in addition to the open container of alcohol, when police performed a search of the vehicle.
The Texas A&M freshman was released from the Brazos County Jail on $21,000 bail Sunday after being charged with third-degree felony assault on a public servant, a Class B misdemeanor driving while intoxicated with an open container of alcohol, a Class A misdemeanor of possession of a controlled substance and a Class B misdemeanor of possession of marijuana.
If convicted, Schepel could face a fine of up to $10,000 and jail time up