Nacogdoches officer in serious condition after accident

Nacogdoches officer in serious condition after accident

POSTED: Monday, September 26, 2011 - 11:49am

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 3:37pm

A Nacogdoches police officer is in serious condition at a Tyler hospital after police say he was hit by a drunk driver early Monday morning.

NPD Sgt. Keith Hawkins was on his way to a non-emergency call when his 2008 Ford Police Interceptor was hit by a Ford pickup at 12:19 a.m. at the intersection of South and Seale streets, Nacogdoches Police Sgt. Greg Sowell said.

Tarcisio Chan-Ramirez, 31, is charged with intoxicated assault with a vehicle and remained in the Nacogdoches County Jail Monday morning on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold. Bond on the third-degree felony charge had not been set as of 8:30 a.m., according to jail records.

Hawkins was taken to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital and then taken by ambulance to a Tyler hospital, Sowell said.

"Right now he has serious injuries to his jaw and to his pelvis," he said. "We have some people up at the hospital now, but last I heard, his condition was still serious."

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Our prayers are with Officer Hawkins and his family. God Bless

Doesn't Tarcisco have "no papers?" Well, perhaps someone with some real authority, like Sarah Palin will seize this publicity opportunity, and help him out....from all i can tell, she likes the free stuff.

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