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Man hits cop car, charged with DWI

By Brandon Evans | Published Saturday, October 20, 2012

A man’s journey home from a bar turned into a minor disaster early Sunday morning when he wrecked his pickup into the back of a Decatur Police Department patrol vehicle.

Alberto Romo Chavez

Alberto Romo Chavez, 28, of Decatur, was arrested and charged with failure to maintain speed and driving while intoxicated.

A Wise County medic first noticed a green pickup driving erratically about 2:30 a.m. on U.S. 287 northbound, just south of Decatur.

The pickup, driven by Chavez, turned onto U.S. 287 Business.

“Our unit turned north onto the business route to look for the suspect and got rear-ended by them just north of Whistle Stop,” said Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins.

Department of Public Safety State Trooper Tim Murphy was also enroute to intercept the suspect and witnessed the wreck.

“(Chavez) was all over the road and driving at a high rate and ran into the back of the Decatur patrol unit,” Murphy said.

Chavez was headed home after leaving a bar in Fort Worth and “didn’t quite make it,” Murphy added.

There were no injuries reported.

Chavez was taken to Wise County Jail and released the same day after posting $1,200 bond.

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