DWI Suspect Hits Ambulance Carrying Pregnant Patient: Officials

A suspected drunken driver was arrested early Saturday after hitting a Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance that was transporting a pregnant patient, police say.

The ambulance was heading east about 3 a.m. on Bruton Road at North Masters Drive with its emergency lights on.

As the ambulance attempted to turn left at a red light, a Chrysler 200 traveling south at a high rate of speed on Masters Drive swiped the front of the ambulance, police said.

The paramedics were not seriously injured, according to Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans.

The patient they were carrying, who is pregnant, was taken to the hospital in another ambulance.

The driver, 22-year-old Demarco Gonzalez, was transported to a local hospital for hip pain. He was found to be intoxicated with alcohol and faces a charge of DWI, police said.

Both the woman and Gonzalez were in stable condition, Evans said.

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