10/14/2010

Drunk driver runs red light, kills Texas cop

Driver was arrested and charged with intoxicated manslaughter

By PoliceOne Staff

EL PASO, Texas — Police Officer Karl McDonough was killed when his patrol car was struck by a vehicle being operated by intoxicated driver.

Officer McDonough and another officer were on patrol and were traveling south on Zaragoza Road. As they passed through the intersection at Saul Kleinfeld Drive, their patrol car was struck by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver. The patrol car was pushed into a light pole and Officer McDonough was killed. His partner was seriously injured.

The driver was arrested and charged with intoxicated manslaughter.

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