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Drunk driving blamed for crash into El Paso police car that forced closure of I-10

Pedro Garcia Dominguez, accused drunk driver.
Pedro Garcia Dominguez, accused drunk driver.

UPDATE, Nov. 19: El Paso police said Friday that a drunk driver was to blame for a crash with a police vehicle that led to the closure of Interstate 10 westbound at Executive Center on Wednesday night.

Pedro Garcia Dominguez was charged with driving while intoxicated and booked into the downtown jail, but was later released by a judge on a personal recognizance bond.

Investigators contend Dominguez' pickup truck rear-ended a police unit that was parked behind three Texas Department of Transportation trucks involved in a road work project; all of the vehicles had their emergency lights on.

The sergeant in police unit was treated and released from Las Palmas Medical Center for injuries he suffered in the crash.

ORIGINAL REPORT, Nov. 17: EL PASO, Texas — A crash involving an El Paso police vehicle led to the closure of Interstate 10 in west El Paso late Wednesday night.

A vehicle struck the EPPD unit about 9:30 p.m. at I-10 west at Executive Center as it was assisting the Texas Dept. of Transportation dealing with road work, according to police.

There were no serious injuries reported.

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.



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