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Midland police officer released from hospital following weekend accident

Officer Ramon (Source: Midland Police Department Facebook page) Officer Ramon (Source: Midland Police Department Facebook page)
MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

A Midland police officer is back at home.

Officer Xavier Ramon was released from the hospital on Monday.

Early Saturday morning, Ramon's patrol car was hit by a drunk driver in a truck.

The impact of the crash sent the car off the road, into a nearby house, before finally catching fire.

Residents in the area helped put the flames out.

Ramon ended up with a broken jaw and shoulder blade and several stitches.

Police say the man that ran into him, Jose Garcia, 31, blew through a stop sign when he hit the officer.

Garcia tried to flee the scene but was taken into custody.

He is charged with intoxication assault on a peace officer.

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