Wilmer Police Vehicle Struck By Suspected Drunk Driver & Semi-Truck

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A police officer in Wilmer Hutchins was transported to a medical facility after being struck by a possible drunk driver on Saturday morning. Afterwards, he was hit by an 18-wheeler.

At about 12:00 a.m., Dallas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a wreck on I-45 and Pleasant Run.

The Wilmer squad vehicle had been working a traffic stop when a Toyota slammed into it.

The squad car was pushed into traffic and struck by the 18-wheeler.

The officer sustained minor wounds and was taken to a medical facility for precautionary measures.

The driver of the Toyota was detained and may be charged with DWI.

As an investigation and clean up was conducted, northbound I-45 had been temporarily shut down.

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