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The Ellis County Press

WAXAHACHIE – Two deputies are nursing injuries after being involved in a head-on collision over the Memorial Day weekend.

Sergeant Bryan McGee and Deputy Manuel Valdez from the Ellis County Sheriffs Office were conducting routine patrol Sunday, May 30 when a 32-year-old drunk driver smashed into their vehicle inside the Waxahachie city limits on Farm to Market Road 877.

Kristopher J. Webb, of Mansfield, was arrested by Texas Highway Patrol Officer Phillip Stambaugh and charged with two cases of intoxication assault with bonds set at $50,000 each.

According to the arrest affidavit, Webb was driving a Ford Mustang and had a red mark on his left shoulder believed to have been from the driver side seatbelt.

Webb holds a previous conviction with the Phoenix , Ariz Sheriff’s Office for driving under the influence: liquor/drugs/vapors/combo in August 2005.

McGee and Valdez were taken to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas due to head injuries.

Valdez’ injury may cause impaired walking function and McGee’s injury may cause permanent disfigurement of his head/ and or face according to medical officials. Chief Deputy Dennis Brearley said the two men have been released from the hospital and are schedule to return to their regular shifts.

"The doctor didn’t give any recommendations otherwise," said Brearly.

Webb was brought to Baylor in Waxahachie for voluntary drug testing.

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