Police Officer Plowed Down By Drunk Driver
A Nacogdoches police officer is in serious condition at a Tyler hospital after police say he was hit by a drunk driver early Monday morning.
Sgt. Keith Hawkins was on his way to a non-emergency call when his car was hit by a truck around 12:20 at the intersection of South and Seale streets. Tarcisio Chan-Ramirez, 31, is charged with intoxicated assault with a vehicle and remained in the Nacogdoches County Jail on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold. Bond on the third-degree felony charge had not been set.
Hawkins was taken to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital and then taken by ambulance to a Tyler hospital. He's said to have serious injuries to his jaw and pelvis.