Woman drives pickup truck through playground, basketball court while kids practiced

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SAN ANTONIO - Parents scrambled to grab their kids out of harms way Friday night after a woman drove a pickup through a West Side playground.

Authorities were called to Farias Park at about 8 p.m. for reports of a woman crashing her truck through the playground. Police said a woman driving about 20 miles per hour hit a wooden post, then drove onto the playground while a youth basketball team was practicing.

Then she drove across a basketball court as parents grabbed their kids out of the way, police said. Police arrested the woman and no one was hurt.

Witnesses said the woman appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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