SUV Hits Parked Carrollton Police Cruiser

screen shot 2012 03 04 at 7 00 44 pm SUV Hits Parked Carrollton Police Cruiser

Interstate 35E and President George Bush Turnpike. (Credit: Google Maps)

CARROLLTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A passing Sport Utility Vehicle struck a police cruiser while the Carrollton officer was assisting a stranded motorist Saturday night, department spokesman Jon Stovall said.

A woman driving a black SUV hit the officer’s car at 10 p.m. Saturday on northbound Interstate 35 at President George Bush Turnpike. Stovall said the woman had a 7-year-old boy in the car with her.

The woman and the child were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Stovall said the officer was outside the cruiser helping the motorist and was not struck.

The stranded motorist hurt himself jumping over the guardrail to avoid the woman’s SUV, Stovall said.

“He got some cuts and bruises on his hands and landed on the ground hard, hurting his back,” Stovall wrote in an email.

Stovall did not know if the woman and boy were related. He said the suspect will be charged with felony DWI and Intoxication Assault.

Nobody has been identified.

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  1. Rickyagnew says:

    it’s a shame..DWI..you’d tink after all these years,day after of reading about things like this that people would learn..i guess not

  2. NiteNurse says:

    In the old days there was such a stigma of a DWI that you were ashamed to let anyone know. If you got one you got fired from your job or you had no hopes of getting one. Now a days it’s a badge of honor…heck you can even get elected president of the USA.

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