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Man facing DWI charge after rear-ending Beaumont Police cruiser Tuesday night

Video taken by a 12News crew at the scene appears to show that a vehicle hit the front left side of the patrol unit.

BEAUMONT, Texas — A man is facing DWI charges after rear-ending a Beaumont Police cruiser late Tuesday night.

Two officers were in the cruiser stopped at a red light on 11th St at Hollywood St. when they were struck from behind by a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Francisco Xante-Lobos according to a news release from the Beaumont Police Department.

The impact pushed the police cruiser into the rear of another vehicle stopped in front of it the release said.

Xante-Lobos was arrested at the scene for driving while intoxicated police said.

Both officers received minor injuries and were treated and released from a Beaumont hospital.

Xante-Lobos was taken to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility where he was booked for "DWI 2nd" the release said.

No one else was injured.

This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

Credit: BPD

From a Beaumont Police Department news release...

On Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 8:55 p.m., a BPD Patrol Unit occupied by two Officers was stopped at the red light southbound on 11th St. at Hollywood. 

They were struck from behind by a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Francisco Xante-Lobos, which caused the patrol unit to strike a vehicle that was stopped at the light in front of them. 

The driver of the Chevrolet was identified as Xante-Lobos and was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated. 

The two BPD Officers were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries then released. 

No other injuries were reported. Xante-Lobos was transported to the Jefferson County Jail and booked in for DWI 2nd.

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