Texas: DWI driver cut off police officer’s leg when he crashed into stopped patrol car

From Officer.com and KSAT.com
At about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Thornton had parked his police unit on the upper ramp of I-35 and South Laredo Street. He was assisting a stranded motorist when McManus said a blue extended cab pickup truck crushed the rear of the patrol car where the officer had been standing.
“The officer actually was thrown up in the air,” said McManus.
He said Thornton was holding on to the concrete barrier with his arm when “the two people who he was assisting pulled him back over by his belt.”
Had they not reacted immediately, police believe the officer may have fallen to his death 30 feet below I-35.
McManus said 24-year-old Kevin Balditt of San Antonio, now in police custody, will likely face charges of intoxication assault on a police officer and driving while intoxicated.   MORE

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