Military spouse causes scene at Fort Hood gate resulting in car crash

Updated on 2/18/2016 at 0830

A military wife who refused a vehicle search at a Fort Hood, TX gate tried to drive through a military checkpoint, resulting in detainment by security personnel.

According to KWTX, the wife- whose name and age weren’t released- refused the search request just before 6AM Tuesday at the post’s Clear Creek Gate before attempting to get in through other gates, Fort Hood officials said in a press release.

“During a final attempt, the individual tried to drive through the Clear Creek Gate without proper authorization, at which time, the grab barriers were deployed,” officials said.

The vehicle was stopped and the driver was detained.  It was later reported that the military wife was driving with her 2-year old child at the time of the incident.  After she was detained the child was turned over to her husband and she was taken to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.

Another vehicle -not related to the incident- also struck the barrier while it was still deployed.

“The circumstances of the incident are under investigation,” officials said.

No further details were released. Fort Hood Public Affairs was contacted but was not immediately available for comment.


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