Man jailed after passenger ejected from vehicle in DWI wreck

Ruben Cornejo // Brownsville Police Department Photo

A Brownsville man is facing criminal charges after being accused of driving drunk and getting in an accident where his passenger was ejected from the vehicle.

Brownsville police arrested 27-year-old Ruben Cornejo on an intoxication assault early Friday morning.

Investigators told Action 4 News that Cornejo was behind the wheel during a single-vehicle accident off the 2900 block of U.S. Highway 281.

Police reported that Cornejo's passenger was ejected from the vehicle and taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Investigators believe Cornejo was under the influence of alcohol and lost control of the vehicle while driving towards town.

Cornejo also suffered minor injuries but was medically cleared at a local hospital before being booked at the Brownsville City Jail.

The 27-year-old man appeared before a Brownsville Municipal Court judge on Friday morning where he was issued a $10,000 bond.