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Police officer hit by car, driver charged with intoxication

According to police, Victoriano Meraz is the person who was driving the vehicle that hit Autrey. According to police, Victoriano Meraz is the person who was driving the vehicle that hit Autrey.
Kilgore police officer Mitch Autrey was struck by a vehicle Saturday night. Kilgore police officer Mitch Autrey was struck by a vehicle Saturday night.

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KILGORE, TX - Kilgore police officer Mitch Autrey was struck by a vehicle Saturday night while making a traffic stop at the intersection of Stone Street and Campbell Road.

According to police, Victoriano Meraz, 47, of Kilgore is the person who was driving the vehicle that hit Autrey.

Autrey was taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, where he was treated for an acute forearm and elbow sprain and later released.

Meraz was not injured, but was arrested by DPS. He is charged with Felony Intoxication Assault on a Peace Officer. Meraz was booked into the Gregg County Jail and a bond was later set at $50,000.

Officer Autrey is currently recuperating at home.

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