Mother accused of pointing gun at semi while driving drunk with 5 kids

Crystal Blancarte (San Marcos Police Department Photo)
Crystal Blancarte (Hays County Jail Photo)

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — A mother is accused of driving drunk with her five children in the car and pointing a gun at a semi truck on Interstate 35.

Crystal Blancarte, 30, was arrested Wednesday and charged with five counts of child endangerment, unlawfully carrying a weapon, theft of property and driving with an invalid license.

San Marcos police were called at 4:29 p.m. for a report of a black BMW SUV whose driver had pointed a gun at a semi truck on I-35 northbound.

Police found the SUV at the Whataburger on SH 123 in San Marcos. Officers say that Blancarte was drunk driving with five children in the backseat, with ages ranging from 1 to 11.

Officers also found a .45 caliber pistol in the console and a stolen laptop in the front seat.

Blancarte was then arrested and booked into the Hays County Jail. Child Protective Services was notified and took custody of the children. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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