Dallas police officer killed by suspected drunken driver
Jul. 21, 2018
DALLAS (AP) — The driver of an SUV that struck and killed a Dallas police officer on a motorcycle has been arrested.
Authorities say 32-year Dallas Police Department veteran Senior Cpl. Earl Jamie Givens was killed by a suspected drunken driver Saturday while accompanying the funeral escort of another Dallas officer.
Givens was stopped on his motorcycle when he was struck by the SUV at high speed.
The driver, a 25-year-old man whose name has not been released, was arrested after undergoing a field sobriety test following the crash.
The crash happened about 6 a.m. and closed all eastbound lanes on Interstate 20 in southeast Dallas.
Givens was taken to Baylor University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Authorities have not indicated what charges could be filed in the case.