Update at 10:10 AM Sunday 23- Jackson Police confirm JPD Officer Eugene Alvarez has been released from the hospital.
Alvarez was injured in a wreck Saturday morning after police say an intoxicated driver rammed the back of the patrol car.
Officials have charged 41-year-old Shane Acy with DUI in the accident. He bonded out of jail Sunday.
JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) – Jackson Police confirm an officer was taken to the hospital early Saturday morning after being involved in a wreck.
Officials say the officer was assisting a stranded motorist on I-55 when the driver of an SUV slammed into the rear of a patrol cruiser. The officer was in the car at the time.
The officer did suffer injuries and was taken to the hospital. We’re told there were no serious injuries.
The driver of the SUV is intoxicated, and suffered minor injuries.
Accident happened at 5:03 AM around exit 88 southbound on I-55.
Traffic was blocked for several hours as officers worked to clear the scene. Traffic is running smoothly again.
Officials say charges will be forthcoming.