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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Police officer killed by suspected drunk driver

Police officer killed by suspected drunk driver

— A police officer returning home after his shift has died after colliding with a suspected drunk driver in Johnson County south of Fort Worth.

KDFW Channel 5 reports (http://bit.ly/Mg1NZN) that Lancaster Police Officer Dustin Dodson died late Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital. The accident happened shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday as 25-year-old Dodson was headed home.

Phyllis McFall with Lancaster Police communications confirmed Dodson's death to The Associated Press Sunday.

Venus Police officer James Robinson told The Associated Press that 22-year-old Ricardo Espinoza of Alvarado was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and an accident causing serious injury, which would likely be upgraded following Dodson's death. Robinson says a witness led police to Espinoza. He was being held Sunday pending formal charges.
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Information from: KDFW-TV, http://www.myfoxdfw.com

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