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Border patrol agent suffers serious injuries after suspected smuggler hits him while speeding through checkpoint

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Jorge Garcia Osornio was sentenced to 30 months in prison Friday for crashing through a Border Patrol checkpoint in Pine Valley, seriously injuring an agent.

Garcia had two unauthorized immigrants on the floorboards of his vehicle at the time. He made a U-turn on the freeway, going the wrong way, and turned around again and sped through the checkpoint lanes, narrowly missing cars. His vehicle struck a steel-framed stop sign, and debris struck a nearby agent. The agent suffered serious injuries, including blurry vision, a head wound and loud ringing in his ears, and has not returned to work since, authorities said.

After the crash, Garcia led agents on a 100-mph pursuit before being arrested.

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