Dallas police say drunk driver nearly hits fire department paramedic

Ernesto Rodriguez

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Police said Ernesto Rodriguez, 27, was arrested Saturday night after nearly running down a Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedic and later crashing into another vehicle.

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Posted on October 14, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 14 at 9:47 PM

DALLAS — A suspected drunk driver is facing charges tonight after nearly running over a Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedic.

Dallas police arrested 27-year-old Ernesto Rodriguez on Saturday night. Firefighters found him passed out in his car in Pleasant Grove.

They took away his keys, but according to a police report, Rodriguez still managed to drive off and nearly hit a paramedic.

Rodriguez later crashed his car into another vehicle, injuring its driver, police said.

Rodriguez faces charges including aggravated assault against a public servant and driving while intoxicated.

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