Driver identity released after driving into Longview store

Longview Police Department:

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - On July 7, 2013 at 6:06 a.m. Longview Police received a call involving an intoxicated driver at the intersection of McCann Road and West Loop 281. The caller advised the 9-1-1 operator a man was slumped over the wheel of a 2009 blue GMC Sierra truck.

The caller stated that the suspect, later identified a Matthew Blake Costello 21, of Longview, sat through three green lights at this intersection prior to the caller calling police.

Before officers arrived another caller told dispatch that the driver of the truck had driven through the front glass of Albertson's located north west of that intersection. No one was injured in the crash.

Costello was transported to Gregg County Jail and charged with Driving While Intoxicated M/B.


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