Police Blotter: Officer Hits Pedestrian

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Sept. 22, 2011.

    DPD Officer Hits Pedestrian
    A Dallas police car struck a pedestrian Thursday night as the person crossed the 5500 block of Gaston Avenue.  The pedestrian was transported to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas with non life-threatening injuries. Witnesses said the man was dressed in dark-colored clothing and was nearly struck by two other cars as he crossed the eastbond lanes before the officer struck him in the westbound lanes. The officer was on routine patrol at the time and was not injured.  The crash is under investigation.

    Highway Worker Hit By Car
    A highway construction worker was hit by a car when the driver drove through a coned-off area of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 30 near St. Francis at about 3 a.m. Friday. The impact threw the construction worker into the air and caused serious injury. The driver was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and faces a charge of intoxication assault.

    Teen Killed in Car Crash
    A teenager was killed in a car crash in Azle Thursday.  Stephen Wright, 18, died in the crash along the 1800 block of Farm-to-Market Road 730 at about 1:45 p.m.  Wright was pronounced dead at the scene while a second person was transported by CareFlite to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Details of the crash have not yet been revealed.

    30 Rifles Bound for Mexico Seized
    Customs officers found 30 assault rifles and 39 magazines bound for Mexico in a car driven by an 18-year-old U.S. citizen. The woman, who hasn't been identified, was from Eagle Pass.  The seizure took place at the Del Rio to Brownsville port of entry.  The car was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for investigation.  The seizure is the largest at that port.