Odessa Police Officer Involved in Late Night Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - We're learning more about a three car crash involving a police car in Odessa on Tuesday night.

We're told a minivan, driven by Jason Villareal, ran a red light at Loop 338 and University around 10 p.m.

Police say Villareal hit a police cruiser then both cars hit a Lincoln stopped at the intersection.

The police cruiser was badly damaged.

Villareal was arrested and charged with DWI, driving with an invalid license and having no insurance.

The officer and the other driver were taken to the hospital but they've since been released.