As the May book kicks off, KENS Investigative Reporter Priya Sridhar is finding herself as part of the news, instead of Reporting it.
Sridher was arrested over the weekend on DUI charges. Cops say the Reporter was nearly three times the legal limit on a Breathalyzer test, Bexar County court and police records.
"Drinking and driving can be deadly, and it's something we take very seriously at KENS," station General Manager Tom Cury wrote in an email Monday. "We ask everyone to think twice before getting behind the wheel."
According to a preliminary police report, the incident happened shortly before midnight Friday. A Hill Country Village police officer was driving on U.S. 281 North when he noticed a "suspect driving northbound all over the road from lane to lane and almost striking other vehicles," according to a San Antonio Police Department report.
The suspect, later identified as Sridhar, was failing to signal, and the officer conducted a traffic stop. Other officers responded to a backup call since the Hill Country Village officer was out of his jurisdiction.
The responding officers found the driver "highly intoxicated," the report states.
Police gave Sridhar a Breathalyzer test. According to the police report, her test results showed a blood alcohol content of .20, nearly three times the legal limit.
"Fortunately, no one was physically injured, including Priya, nor was there damage to any property," Cury said.
Sridhar's arraignment is set for May 22.