Two HPD Officers Hurt in Crash Caused by Drunk Driver

May 2, 2022 | Michael S. Callahan
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A crash on the southwest side Houston caused by a suspected drunk driver has injured two HPD officers. The accident occurred on the outbound lanes of the Southwest Freeway at about 5 a.m. yesterday morning, near the Beechnut exit.

Police state that an HPD officer patrol unit with two officers inside was on the right shoulder, blocking traffic for a Dodge Ram truck that had run out of gas on the freeway. The Ram was being loaded onto a tow truck when a man driving a Ford Focus in the right lane rear-ended the patrol vehicle. The force of the impact pushed the police car into the Dodge Ram.

The two officers in the HPD patrol vehicle were hurt, and transported from the scene of the crash to a nearby hospital, where they are expected to recover, and the suspected drunk driver was also transported to the hospital. The at-fault driver was taken into custody on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The tow truck driver was not hurt.

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