On Friday, February 18, 2022 at 4:06 a.m., a BPD Patrol Officer was traveling northbound in the 100 block of the IH-10 N service road, after picking up a male that was walking in the middle of the roadway. The officer had overhead red and blue emergency lights still activated when a 2015 blue Chrysler 200, struck the patrol unit from behind. The officer sustained non life-threatening injuries and was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital. The male the officer was assisting, refused any EMS treatment. During the investigation, it was determined that the driver of the Chrysler, DeCarlos Frank, a 30 year old Beaumont resident, was intoxicated at the time of the crash. Frank was transported to Baptist Hospital where he was medically cleared for jail. He was then transported to the Jefferson County Jail and booked in for Driving While Intoxicated.