Firefighters responded to a crash involving a Dallas Fire-Rescue truck early Saturday morning.
One woman was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) after being taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
The accident happened just after 2:30 a.m. on the southbound side of N. Stemmons Freeway. Agencies were already on the scene of another accident on I-35E when the woman reportedly crashed into the back of a blocker truck that was managing traffic.
Police say that the accident happened while Dallas Fire-Rescue was on the scene but no firefighters were injured. No update has been given as to the woman’s condition after being taken to the hospital.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, there has been an increase in the number of DWI incidents in the past few years. In Dallas late last year, the police department had to add manpower to its DWI unit to combat the problem, diverting much-needed police resources from elsewhere in the city.
Dallas is faced with an ongoing crime wave that elected officials continue to fall short of addressing.