Arlington firefighters hurt when alleged drunk driver crashes into truck

Arlington fire truck crash

Credit: Arlington Fire Department

The Arlington Fire Department provided this image of Engine 11, which was damaged after being hit by an alleged drunk driver on April 5, 2014.

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Posted on April 5, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Three Arlington firefighters are out of the hospital after they were injured in a crash early Saturday morning.

Investigators said a drunk driver crashed his sport utility vehicle into their engine as they were working at the scene of a rollover accident on Interstate 30 around 3 a.m.

One firefighter suffered an open head wound; the others had minor injuries. All of them were taken to Medical Center of Arlington to get checked out.

The driver, identified as 28-year-old Hugo Humberto Veloz, was also injured, He was taken to the same hospital under police supervision.

Velez was later jailed facing intoxication assault charges. Bail was set at $5,000.

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