Drunk driving crash takes life of Leon County officer

On Behalf of | Oct 25, 2021 | DUI Defense |

A Leon County police officer has died in a suspected drunk driving crash.

The officer, who worked in the Oakwood Police Department, was working in an off-duty capacity at a construction sight in Mesquite.

The crash occurred at 1:30 a.m. along Interstate Highway 635. The officer was stationed in his 2015 Infinity Q50 when it was struck by a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu, according to police.

Law enforcement arrived to find the officer dead at the scene.

The officer’s body was given a police escort from Dallas to Centerville.

The driver of the Chevrolet Malibu has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and unlawful carrying of a firearm. He’s being held in the Dallas County Jail on $251,500 bond.

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