Father driving with children in back seat crashes into SAPD patrol car, police say

SAPD says the children were injured and hospitalized; suspect arrested on suspicion of DWI with a child among other charges

A San Antonio Police Department patrol SUV. (Joshua Saunders, KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A man is in custody after San Antonio police officers said he crashed into a SAPD vehicle stopped at a red light Sunday morning.

The crash happened shortly after 3 a.m. when the suspect, who police said was traveling south on Zarzamora Street in a white Kia Rio, collided with the SAPD patrol car at the Southwest Loop 410 intersection.

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Two children in the Kia’s back seat, a 10-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy, were injured in the collision and taken to a nearby hospital. SAPD said the boy suffered a serious bodily injury.

The collision also caused the patrol car to crash into a black Chevrolet Tahoe, police said. The officer in the patrol vehicle suffered a minor injury and refused first aid from emergency responders.

Authorities said no one inside the Chevrolet Tahoe was injured in the collision.

Police said the suspect, who is the children’s father, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated with a child and booked into the Bexar County jail.

The man is also facing two other charges: intoxication assault and endangering a child, officers said.

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