Richardson Police Officers apprehended a suspected drunk driver over the weekend following a collision with a marked police vehicle on North Central Expressway. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
The incident occurred when the police vehicle was stationary with emergency lights activated, blocking a lane to address a road hazard. At the time of the crash, the officer was outside the vehicle. The arrested individual now faces charges related to driving under the influence.
This occurrence serves as a stark reminder of the hazards associated with driving while intoxicated. As the holiday season gets underway, authorities emphasize the importance of looking out for one another. If anyone observes an individual appearing intoxicated and preparing to drive, taking action to help them secure an alternative means of transportation is crucial.
The message is clear: if you've been drinking, avoid getting behind the wheel.