• February 27, 2017

Garland Police Officer Hurt in Suspected Drunk Driving Accident on GBT in Garland, TX

Garland, TX -- An alleged alcohol related crash in the area of Garland, TX left a Garland police officer with injuries Sunday, February 26, 2017.

The incident took place on the President George Bush Turnpike around 12:30 a.m.

According to the report, fire crews were called to a vehicle fire near west Campbell Rd. It appears the injured victim parked their car in order to protect the fire crew as they worked to put out the fire. For reasons unclear, an SUV driven by an unidentified woman, collided with the officer's vehicle.

The officer was transported to Medical City Plano with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the SUV was uninjured.

The exact cause of the incident had yet to be determined at the time of the report.

Officials say they believe the driver of the SUV may have been intoxicated at the time of the crash.

The investigation is currently underway.

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