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      Father jailed after DWI accident leaves son in critical condition

      Pedro Ibarra // Pharr Police Department

      A 6-year-old boy is fighting for his life following a Christmas Eve accident that ended with his father behind bars.

      Pharr police arrested 31-year-old Pedro Ibarra on an intoxication assault charge on Monday evening.

      Investigators told Action 4 News that Ibarra was behind the wheel of a car that rear-ended an 18-wheeler.

      The accident happened on the frontage road of U.S. Highway 281 near Nolana Avenue.

      Police said Ibarra TMs 6-year-old son was trapped inside the car and now remains hospitalized in critical condition.

      Investigators said Ibarra refused to submit to a breathalyzer but was required to take a blood test.