DALLAS — A 21-year-old man accused of drunken driving was arrested on Saturday after police said he crashed into two private jets and a fuel truck at Dallas’ Love Field, authorities said.
Jaime Alexander Salazar is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and damaging or destroying critical infrastructure, according to The Dallas Morning News.
According to the Dallas Police Department, Salazar was driving a red 2011 GMC Sierra at about 3 a.m. CDT when he crashed through a gate at the airport and drove into a private hangar area, KTVT reported. Police said Salazar struck a fuel truck and two private jets, the television station reported.
Police said that Salazar had to be transported to an area hospital “due to his level of intoxication,” KDFW-TV reported.
In a statement, the City of Dallas said the gate at the airport had been secured, WFAA-TV reported. City officials said that the incident did not impact flight operations at Love Field.
Mark Duebner, director of aviation for the City of Dallas, which owns and operates the airport, called the incident “relatively rare.”
“We will be reviewing this incident, speaking with all of our tenants, making sure that their perimeter security is as good as it can be,” Duebner told WFAA.
Salazar is being held in the Dallas County jail, the Morning News reported. His bail had not been set Saturday night.
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