Tarrant County Man Charged with DWI for Crashing into K-9 Unit on New Year’s Eve

Late on Sunday night, an alleged drunk driver, Roger Saenz-Blandon, was arrested in Tarrant County after reportedly hitting a police officer and his K-9 in a car collision. The accident occurred on December 31, around 11:07 p.m., at the junction of Jacksboro Highway and Skyline Drive in Samson Park, a small city approximately 15 minutes from Fort Worth.

Samson Park Police shared dashcam footage from another patrol vehicle indicating the incident’s unfolding. It was reported that a K-9 patrol car was heading west with its emergency lights on and nearing a green signal, when Roger Saenz-Blandon, failing to yield the right of way, made a turn at a yellow light, resulting in a collision with the K-9 patrol car at the intersection.

Following the collision on New Year’s Eve, Saenz-Blandon has been charged with driving under the influence. Even though there were no clear major injuries, the K-9 and its handler managed to exit the converted patrol car, assisted by another officer. Both the victims of the collision were examined by medical staff at the scene. Later, for further investigation, the police officer was taken to a local hospital.

As disclosed by the police, Saenz-Blandon underwent an intoxication test, which resulted in his arrest for drunk driving. He was moved to Sansom Park jail without any issues.

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