Dallas police officer directing traffic killed by suspected drunk driver

A 32-year-old man was charged with intoxication manslaughter after a car he was driving allegedly struck and killed a Dallas police officer who was blocking the scene of an earlier accident on an expressway, 警察说.

Officer Mitchell Penton was standing outside his squad car with his emergency lights on when another vehicle hit the squad car about 1:45 上午. 星期六. That caused the police car to strike Penton, the Dallas Police Department said in a news release.
Penton was taken to a hospital, where he later died, 警察说.
The driver of the car was also charged with intoxication assault in connection with injuries suffered by a passenger in his vehicle who was treated fortrauma to her chest areaand a cut on her face, 发布说.
    The suspect wasfound to be intoxicated,” 根据发布. Witnesses told police he had been drivingat a high rate of speed.
    The man was treated by medical staff and released, 警察说.
      Penton had been with the department for two years and had completed his training in October, 根据发布.
      Our hearts are heavy right now,” Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia said. “This young officer had such a bright future ahead of him.