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71-year-old woman charged for driving while intoxicated after Friday night wreck leaves two Port Arthur Police officers injured

Port Arthur Police Chief Tim Duriso told 12News the officers are expected to be OK.

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — A 71-year-old woman was arrested and charged after two Port Arthur Police officers were injured in a Friday nigh crash.

The wreck happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. A 2015 Port Arthur Police Department Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling eastbound on Turtle Creek Drive, and a 2018 Cadillac SUV was traveling southbound on Anchor Drive.

The driver of the Cadillac did not stop at a stop sign and hit the Port Arthur Police vehicle, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety release. 

Two officers were injured and taken to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas for treatment. Port Arthur Police Chief Tim Duriso told 12News they are expected to be OK. 

The driver of the Cadillac was identified as Gloria Roy, of Groves. Roy was taken to the Jefferson County Jail and charged with driving while intoxicated. 

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

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From a Texas Department of Public Safety release:

JEFFERSON COUNTY - Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers are investigating a two-vehicle crash on Turtle Creek Drive and Anchor Drive.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates that on July 29, 2022, at approximately 8:45 p.m., a Port Arthur Police Department 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling eastbound on Turtle Creek Drive. A 2018 Cadillac SUV was traveling southbound on Anchor Drive, disregarded the stop sign, and struck the Chevrolet.

The driver and passenger of the Port Arthur Police Department Chevrolet were transported to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas and treated for their injuries.

The driver of the Cadillac, Gloria Roy, 71, of Groves, was taken into custody and booked into the Jefferson County Jail for Driving While Intoxicated.

This is an ongoing investigation, and there is no additional information available for release at this time.

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