- Associated Press - Monday, October 24, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Jackson police officer has been injured after authorities say a drunken driver slammed into his patrol car.

Local media outlets report that officials say Officer Eugene Alvarez was assisting a stranded motorist on Interstate 55 on Saturday morning when a car crashed into his police cruiser.

WLBT-TV reports Alvarez was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and was in stable condition.

Police say the intoxicated driver was also injured. There’s no word on charges filed yet.

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