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A Flint man who police say struck a family’s vehicle on Easter Sunday afternoon in Tyler was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge.

Garrett Byrd, 35, was booked into the Smith County Jail on Sunday and released Monday on a $500 bond, according to online jail records.

Tyler Police Department Public Information Officer Andy Erbaugh said Byrd’s vehicle crossed over into eastbound traffic and hit a car, which then turned over, in the 1500 block of Grande Boulevard.

A family of four inside of the other vehicle had non-life threatening injuries, Erbaugh said.


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