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Police Officer, Others Injured in Suspected Drunk Driving Accident

Jonathan Hernandez9 months ago

An officer-involved accident on Interstate 45 caused two more collision on the interstate. Drunk driving is believed to be a factor.

Details about the Officer-Involved Accident

An alleged drunk driver slammed into a police car early Sunday morning while the officer was performing a routine traffic stop.

According KHOU News, the accident happened around 2 a.m. on Sunday on I-45 at Pierce Elevated and Brazos Street. A Houston police car had driven up to two cars that were stopped in the left moving lane of the Pierce Elevated after an SUV had rear-ended the back of a black Uber vehicle. The police officer had gotten out of his vehicle to ask the two drivers to move off the freeway.

When the officer got back into his vehicle, an alleged drunk driver slammed into the police car, sending the police car unto the SUV in front of him. The impact of the police car hitting the SUV sent the SUV colliding once again into the Uber car.

The suspected intoxicated driver was arrested at the scene and the police driver was taken to an area hospital where he remains in stable condition with arm and head injuries.

Drunk Driving Statistics in the State of Texas

According to the Texas Department of Transportation:

  • There were 925 fatal DUI crashes in the state in 2014 out of a total of 3,189 fatal crashes.
  • There was a total of 3,779 possible injury crashes related to drunk drivers in 2014.
  • 423 of all fatal DUI crashes occurred in urban areas in 2014.  


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