Ever wonder what would happen if you tried to run the gate without stopping to let them check your ID?
Well, it's probably not going to end well. One Fort Hood military spouse learned that the hard way February 16. Officials, who did not release the spouse's name, told me she first was denied access when she was not able to show identification. In a separate statement officials said she also declined a vehicle search at different gate.
She then tried to drive start through the check point without stopping, prompting the gate guards to deploy the barrier, they said. The spouse was stopped before causing damage to her car -- but a second, unrelated vehicle, hit the barrier.
Officials said the spouse was arrested and charged with unlawful entry, disorderly conduct, resisting apprehension and, since a 2-year-old child was also in the car, child endangerment. The spouse was released to the hospital, although officials said they were unable to give more information as to why due to privacy regulations. The child was released the service member father.
So here are the takeaways:
1. Don't try to go through the gate without an ID.
2. Don't try to go through the gate without stopping.
3. Those barriers work really well, so pay attention.