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Drunk driver totals police unit at scene of hit-and-run

Scene of accident in San Benito

Authorities arrested one man after he crashed into a police unit while they were at the scene of a hit-and-run that left one person dead.

The hit-and-run happened first on Expressway 83 near the Mad Boar Harley-Davidson early Sunday morning around 5:15 a.m.

San Benito police were at the scene investigating the auto-pedestrian accident when a different driver totaled one of the police units.

The man who hit the police car was arrested for DWI, a fourth offense.

His identity has not been released at this time.

No injuries were reported after the man damaged the police car.

Authorities said the victim died from the auto-pedestrian accident at the Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen.

San Benito police told Action 4 News that they will look into surveillance video from nearby businesses as they investigate the fatal hit-and-run.

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