Paris police investigate two weekend motor vehicle accidents

Paris police responded to two motor vehicle accidents Saturday night.

Police Department Fire Car_SliderAbout 10 p.m., officers observed a 2004 silver Dodge Durango that had left the roadway in the 6100 block of Farm Road 79 and crashed into a ditch.

Officers removed Noe Lorenzo Moreno, 35, of Grand Prairie from the driver’s seat of the vehicle and determined that he was intoxicated, police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said.

Officers also located a pistol inside the vehicle, Garrett said.

Moreno was jailed on charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon and driving while intoxicated with an open container.

About 10:40 p.m., officers responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 3800 block of North Main Street.

A south-bound 2005 Ford Freestyle lost control, left the roadway and struck a tree, Garrett said.

The 15-year-old male driver was air transported to a Plano hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The accident is under investigation, Garrett said.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra

 

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Charles Richards Charles Richards moved to Paris in 2004 after retiring from a 40-year career in journalism – the last 26 years as a news writer and sports writer with The Associated Press in Dallas and Washington, D.C. In mid-2004, The Paris News coaxed him out of retirement, and he began covering the police, court and regional beat for The Paris News. Then in early 2005, he was switched to coverage of a sharply divided Paris City Council. He was appointed by the City Council in 2006 to the 12-member City Charter Review Commission, which extensively rewrote the outmoded document. His writing awards include two first-place awards in statewide competition for feature writing. The most recent was his 2005 story on a Paris doctor’s startling use of leeches in a successful attempt to re-attach a man’s severed ear. Over his career, Richards’ interview subjects include Alabama Gov. George Wallace, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, David Koresh, Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and numerous other political and sports figures. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech, where he was editor of the school newspaper. He lives in Paris with his wife, Barbara, who is retired after 30 years as a teacher and high school counselor.