Authorities from the Arlington police department report that a motorist they suspected of driving under the influence of crashing into one of their patrol cars over the weekend. The police officer who was inside of the patrol car at the time of the accident was on DWI patrol and responding to a serious accident call.
Both the driver and police officer were transported to an area hospital, treated for minor injuries and were later released.
The driver, identified by authorities only as being 53-years-old, was taken into custody upon being discharged from the hospital Police indicate that it is likely the driver of the vehicle will be charged by the district attorney’s office with DUI.
Police officials said that the officer was driving down a street just as the suspected DWI driver pulled out in front of his police cruiser from a side street.
Driving while legally drunk is illegal no matter what the circumstances. In the state of Texas, the statistics show the following:
88,236 have been arrested in Texas for drunken driving. Some 1,186 fatal accidents in Texas where the direct result of at least one driver having a BAC (blood alcohol content) of 0.08% or above 1,333 people were killed in Texas in accidents where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.08% or above. 206 people were killed in Texas in accidents where at least one driver had a BAC between 0.01% and 0.07%. A total of 1,539 deaths were caused in Texas where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.01% or above.
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