Dallas Officer Hurt in Crash With Suspected Drunken Driver - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas Officer Hurt in Crash With Suspected Drunken Driver

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    Officer Hurt After Crash in Northwest Dallas Overnight

    A police officer was hospitalized Wednesday night after a crash in Northwest Dallas, authorities say. (Published Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019)

    A Dallas police officer was hospitalized Wednesday night after a crash with a suspected drunken driver, authorities say.

    The incident was reported at about 10:30 p.m. along Harry Hines Boulevard near Willowbrook Road in Northwest Dallas.

    Video from the scene showed damage to the Dallas Police Department patrol car and an Infiniti sedan. Officers were seen performing a field sobriety test on a 17-year-old man before putting him in handcuffs.

    Police said Thursday monring that the teen driver was found to be under the influence and arrested. He is expected to be charged with driving while intoxicated and may face other charges. His name has not yet been released.

    Police confirmed the officer in the damaged vehicle was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital. Details on the severity of the officer's injuries were not released.

    It's not clear if any charges have been filed in the crash.

    Portions of Harry Hines that were closed during the crash investigation have since reopened.

    Check back for more details on this developing story. As developments unfold, elements of this story may change.

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