Suspected drunk driver hits patrol car

Suspected drunk driver hits patrol car

POSTED: Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 4:22pm

UPDATED: Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 11:44am

Two El Paso Sheriff's deputies were injured after a suspected drunk driver crashed into their patrol car.

The crash happened about 3 a.m. Saturday on Pebble hills and Joe Battle in Far East El Paso.

According to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Samuel Garcia, 23, was driving on Joe Battle when he ran a red light and t-boned the patrol car , which was traveling on Pebble Hills.

The two deputies, as well as one passenger in Garcia's car were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Garcia ran away from the crash, but deputies arrested him a short time later. He's charged with DWI.

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