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.