POSTED: Friday, September 13, 2013 - 2:41pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 13, 2013 - 3:04pm
HARLINGEN, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — A Harlingen driver was arrested for driving under the influence after he collided into a police unit and then attempted to escape on foot.
On Wednesday, September 11th at around 5:30 a.m. a Harlingen police officer, on routine patrol, was struck by another vehicle at the intersection of K Street and Harrison.
The driver of the vehicle,later identified as John Robert Kirkconnell, 19, exited his car and fled on foot, but was soon found hiding behind a church at the corner of L 1/2 street.
Kirkconnell was arrested and charged with DWI, evading arrest and accident involving damage and bond set at $3,750 dollars.