Police have arrested the main suspect in a Memorial Day crash that sent an officer’s patrol car hurtling into a creek 24 below the street where the collision occurred.
The suspect and several others who were with him left the scene of the wreck leaving a stolen Chevrolet Silverado pickup behind. According to reporting from WFAA, the suspect was arrested after the issuance of an auto-theft warrant.
Ivory Nails was located and arrested at an apartment complex on West Pentagon Parkway, and WFAA is also reporting that police have taken a second suspect into custody in connection with the wreck.
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The injured officer in the patrol car, Senior Cpl. Dale Ordogne, suffered a punctured lung and other injuries but is expected to recover, the WFAA story said.
Ordogne, an 11-year-veteran of the Dallas Police Department, was rescued by nearly a dozen people who were nearby and an officer first on the scene. Ordogne was southbound on Westmoreland Road on the way to a call when he was broadsided by a white Chevrolet Silverado coming across the intersection.
The patrol car landed on a 12-inch metal gas pipe and then fell 24 feet to the bottom of the creek on its roof, according to police. Several people nearby ran down to aid the officer and, along with the first officer on the scene, flipped the patrol car back on its wheels, police said.
They pulled Ordogne out of the vehicle and took him to level ground so he could be loaded into an ambulance, police said. They made the decision to take Ordogne out of his patrol car because it had started smoking, police said.