Defunded Austin PD Takes So Long To Respond To DUI Crash, Driver Sobers Up, Walks Free: Family

  • A couple hit head on by a suspected drunk driver in Austin, Texas, said it took 2.5 hours for police to respond to the crash – allowing the driver to sober up and avoid charges.
  • Lacey Purciful told Fox News Digital the family called 911 five times after the March 18 crash, but the severely understaffed police department left them waiting.
  • Purciful said she was driving with her husband Dustin and two children down Jollyville Road in North Austin at around 4 p.m. after a day at the aquarium when a male driver cut across two lanes of traffic and slammed into them head-on.
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