Intoxicated Driver Hits Odessa Police Vehicle

Intoxicated Driver Hits Odessa Police Vehicle

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA – One woman was arrested after she hit an Odessa Police patrol vehicle.

Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9 that Corporal Jessica Valenzuela was traveling northbound on Grant when a black Mitsubishi Galant that was traveling westbound on 17th Street ran a red light and hit Valenzuela's vehicle.

Officials identified the driver of the Galant as 26-year-old Marihel Quiroz Pando.

While officers were talking with Pando, they could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her.

Pando has been charged with driving while intoxicated and was also arrested for five outstanding misdemeanor warrants.