Deputy hospitalized after patrol vehicle hit by intoxicated driver, Sheriff Salazar says

Incident happened Saturday night

SAN ANTONIO – A Bexar County sheriff’s deputy is recovering in the hospital after his patrol vehicle was struck by an intoxicated driver, according to Sheriff Javier Salazar.

The incident happened Saturday night as the deputy was assisting a motorist who had been injured in an accident on the side of the roadway.

Sheriff Salazar said as Deputy Fernando Luna got into his patrol vehicle, the driver, Anthony Frias, 31, hit the vehicle from behind.

Pictured is Anthony Frias, 31. (KSAT)

Deputy Luna was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries, which were not-life threatening. Sheriff Salazar said he expects he will make a full recovery and return to work soon. Deputy Luna is a SWAT deputy with the sheriff’s office.

Frias is charged with a DWI and his bond is set at $1,000. His charges may be upgraded, pending further investigation.

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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.