ETX man arrested for punching firefighter assisting in DWI crash


POSTED: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 4:55pm

UPDATED: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 7:22pm

According to Trooper Dark with the Smith County Department of Public Safety, a local man is in jail after assaulting a firefighter who was assisting in a crash he caused.

Jason Horton, 33, of Van, was driving when he caused a wreck with another motorist. Lindale Fire Department officials were called to the scene and as crews were assisting the drivers, Horton punched a firefighter.

Horton was booked into the Smith County Jail on charges of a DWI and assaulting a public servant.

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