Police: Drunk driver deliberately crashed into police unit during pursuit

Police charged Brianna Marie Lara, 21, with two counts of Aggravated Assault Against a Public Servant, Evading Arrest With a Vehicle and Driving While Intoxicated.
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EL PASO, Texas An alleged drunk driver is accused of hitting an unmarked Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) vehicle, leading police on a high-speed chase and deliberately colliding into a police unit.

Police charged Brianna Marie Lara, 21, with two counts of Aggravated Assault Against a Public Servant, Evading Arrest With a Vehicle and Driving While Intoxicated.

Police officers were called to assist TABC officers with a traffic stop shortly after 11 p.m. on November 21, 2019.

Police were told Lara fled from the TABC officers after striking an unmarked TABC vehicle.

Officers soon located Lara driving a Mitsubishi Mirage and attempted to pull her over.

Lara allegedly disregarded the officers and continued to drive through red lights at several intersections.

The woman drove onto IH-10, where she "intentionally veered into and struck a police unit," police said.

Lara's vehicle came to a stop after striking the highway's center concrete barrier.

Lara was admitted to a local hospital for observation after she was taken into custody.

On November 25, 2019, Lara was released from the hospital and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on bonds totaling $52,000.

At the time of her arrest, Lara had two outstanding traffic warrants.

Online jail records indicate Lara posted bond.