City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: APD Public Information Office 512-974-5017 Email
Time: 3:12 P.M.
Date: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022
Location: 8800 N Mopac Northbound/ U.S. Highway 183 Interchange
On March 23rd, 2022, the Austin Police Department (APD Officers) responded to a crash in the 8800 block of N. Mopac at the U.S. Highway 183 interchange entrance ramp.
The driver of a white Lexus IS 300, manufactured between 2016 - 2020, drove recklessly to cause a confrontation with other drivers. As the driver of the Lexus approached the 183 entrance ramp, he placed his hand through the sunroof to flip off a driver of a white Dodge pickup he targeted randomly. The driver of the Lexus suddenly traveled across all lanes of traffic and hit the Dodge, nearly causing it to flip over concrete barriers. Due to the crash, the female driver of the pickup sustained severe injuries and was taken to the hospital.
**VIDEO OF THE INCIDENT SEEN HERE**
Anyone with information about this incident, such as the vehicle license plate, suspect identity, or other violent crime, is urged to call APD. The public can call the APD Aggravated Assault Unit at (512) 974-6664, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS, or the new Crime Stoppers App. Also, you can submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. Crime Stoppers offers up to a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.