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

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.

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