Suspected Drunk Driver Injures Firefighters by Crashing into Arlington (TX) Fire Apparatus

Three Arlington firefighters were released from the hospital after a suspected drunken driver smashed into their fire truck, Fire Department officials said.

Two fire engines were dispatched at 2:30 a.m. to a vehicle rollover near Six Flags Over Texas. At about 3 a.m., the driver of a black SUV crashed into the driver’s side of one truck, which was protecting the scene from oncoming traffic, said a department spokesman.

Two firefighters and one lieutenant were inside at the time of the crash. The three — one with an open head wound and the others with minor injuries — were taken to Medical Center of Arlington, where they were treated and released.

The driver was also taken to the hospital and released into the custody of the Arlington police.

He remained in the Arlington Jail on Saturday evening on a charge of intoxication assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury, said a police spokeswoman.

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