Drunk Driver Charged in Construction Zone Crash

A woman is accused of being intoxicated when she struck a police officer's vehicle in a construction work zone.

📅   Tue October 06, 2015 - West Edition
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Authorities say a 36-year-old Grapevine woman is accused of being intoxicated when she struck a police officer's vehicle in Irving, seriously injuring the officer.
Authorities say a 36-year-old Grapevine woman is accused of being intoxicated when she struck a police officer's vehicle in Irving, seriously injuring the officer.

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a 36-year-old Grapevine woman is accused of being intoxicated when she struck a police officer’s vehicle in Irving, seriously injuring the officer.

According to authorities, an unidentified officer was blocking traffic in a construction zone near the local headquarters of Mothers Against Drunk Driving when Nicole Elaine Arreola struck the back of his car around 3:30 a.m. Friday.

The officer was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital with a concussion, broken ribs and an injured shoulder. Police say the officer is expected to recover.

Arreola was charged with intoxication assault causing serious bodily injury. It was not immediately clear if Arreola has an attorney.