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Crime HPD officer injured after suspected drunk driver slams into patrol car

19:00  07 december  2019
19:00  07 december  2019 Source:   chron.com

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A Houston police officer was rushed to the hospital after a suspected drunk driver crashed into his police cruiser on Saturday morning.  The incident happened at around 1 a.m. Saturday morning on Tidwell Road near John Ralston.

The HPD officer was on a special assignment and had pulled over to the side of the road on Tidwell.  A suspected drunk driver then rear-ended his patrol car before 1 a.m.

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Authorities say the female driver was driving at around 40 miles per hour when she slammed into the officer's patrol car. The officer is expected to recover from his injuries, but officials say he may have suffered a concussion. The suspected drunk driver was arrested on driving while intoxicated charges.

“We're confident that he’s going to come out of this ok which is a miracle,” said Harris County Assistant District Attorney Sean Teare. "This one should be yet another call to everybody. Stop this. Just stop getting out here drunk and driving. When you do it, things like this happen.  You strike our heroes out here protecting us. You strike the rest of the civilians, and lives get lost every single night because of this."

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted about the officer's crash, sending a strong message about drunk drivers who put Houston police officers at risk.

This is a developing story.

alison.medley@chron.com

McKinney police officer hit while blocking traffic on I-75 .
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