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Longview police: Alcohol factor in head-on collision

By Robyn Claridy rclaridy@news-journal.com
Dec. 12, 2011 at 10 p.m.


Longview police Monday said the motorist who struck a Longview police officer's patrol car head-on Sunday morning faces charges of intoxicated assault.

Police spokeswoman Kristie Brian said officer Leigh Ann Snyder's patrol car was struck head-on by a vehicle driven by 22-year-old Ramon Antonio Dominguez around 8 a.m. Sunday in the 5200 block of Loop 281, between Sabine Street and Texas 31.

Brian said Dominguez was under the influence of alcohol when he lost control of his Toyota Scion, traveled across the median and struck Snyder's car.

Following the crash, the Jaws of Life were called to extricate the officer and her passenger, Courtney Walker, from the vehicle, and both were transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center.

Snyder underwent emergency surgery for injuries sustained in the crash, and Walker was transported for non-life threatening injuries, Brian said.

Dominguez was also transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries, Brian said.

Good Shepherd spokeswoman Erin Hassell said Dominguez was listed in good condition Monday, and the officer was listed in fair condition.

Brian said Dominguez faced charges of two counts of intoxicated assault.

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