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Post City Manager arrested after Saturday night crash, charged with DWI

Deana Smith

Deana Smith

On Saturday night, April 17, Garza County Sheriff’s officers arrested Post City Manager Deana Smith after a single-vehicle accident west of Post.

According to information obtained by The Post Dispatch, Smith, 57, was booked at about 10:40 p.m. into the Garza County Jail Facility on a Class B misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated.

Officers responded to a call of a one-vehicle accident at FM 399 and FM 1313 around 8:30 p.m. The arresting office reported the driver appeared to have disregarded the stop sign at a high rate of speed and hit a large dip in the road. The car left the roadway and ended up in a cotton field. A broken bottle of alcohol was found next to the vehicle.

The driver identified herself as Smith. A strong odor of alcohol was detected on the driver, her speech was slurred and was observed as swaying while standing in place.

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