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Tarrant County sheriff’s deputy injured in wreck; other driver charged with DWI

A Tarrant County sheriff’s deputy was taken to the hospital after a driver slammed into the rear of her patrol vehicle early Friday.

The deputy was working radar in northwest Fort Worth in the 9400 block of Jacksboro Highway when the wreck occurred about 3:35 a.m., according to a news release from the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department.

The suspect, who has not been publicly identified, was taken to the hospital and is facing a driving while intoxicated charge, the release said.

The deputy and the driver of the vehicle that hit her were expected to recover from their injuries, the release said.

“DWI is a very serious crime that can never be overlooked. There were over 1,400 drunk driving deaths last year in Texas,” Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn said in an emailed statement. “We are just thankful that this incident did not add to this year’s total. Our thoughts and prayers are with our deputy and her family.”

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