Funeral today for Dallas officer run down by accused drunk driver

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The funeral is today for Dallas police officer Mitchell Penton who was run down by an accused drunk-driver earlier this month.

Penton, who was on the force just two years, was working a crash scene on Central Expressway when he was struck and killed.

The suspected drunk-driver was arrested.

Last night, a visitation was held at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano which is also the site for this morning's funeral which begins at 10:30 a.m.