Weather Aware conditions continue overnight due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 7 a.m. for the northernmost portions of Texoma including Atoka, Coal, Johnston, Murray and Pontotoc Counties Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Rain ends NW to SE during the day Thursday.
HOWE, TX -- A reckless driver sent several departments on a manhunt Sunday afternoon.
Police say Alexander Urrutia hit a ditch along Northbound Highway 75 near exit 54.
They say after his vehicle flipped over he got out and left the scene on foot.
Howe police began their search just after noon and found him in a nearby field about 3 hours later.
Police suspect he was driving under the influence.
Police say they intend to file charges against the driver for fleeing the scene of an accident.