Archive for July, 2013

Suspected drunk driver in Tahoe hits police officer on North Freeway

A Houston police officer and a driver he pulled over were injured this morning when their vehicles were hit by a suspected drunk driver in a Chevy Tahoe. The accident happened at around 1:45 a.m. on the North Freeway (I-45 N) near Airline Drive. The officer was out of his vehicle and the police cruiser was parked behind a motorist the officer had just pulled over when the Tahoe came from behind and crashed into the police cruiser, propelling into into the officer and the stopped driver’s vehicle. The driver of the Tahoe was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, and the officer and the other motorist were taken to the emergency room to be checked out. Channel 11’s story is here.

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Police officer hurt when patrol car rear ended by SUV on Highway 290

Late Thursday night an SUV rear-ended a HPD patrol unit that was stopped with its emergency lights activated on Highway 290 near Pinemont.  The truck of the police car is crushed all the way to the base of the rear window, which suggests a very significant impact given the size of the trunk on a Ford Crown Victoria. At the time of the accident the officer was sitting in the police car and was blocking an exit ramp for a stranded driver. The police officer and the driver of the SUV were transported to the emergency room; according to Channel 2’s report police are now investigating whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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Fiat driver hits two Montrose pedestrians suspected of being drunk

Two pedestrians, a man and a woman, were transported to hospital Saturday night after they were struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in the Montrose area. The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of Tuam Street and Helena Street. Witnesses say the driver of a silver Fiat car wasn’t necessarily speeding but was driving faster than would be expected for the conditions, when he struck the couple then kept going around the corner, despite significant damage to his car. A witness followed the Fiat, and the Fiat returned to the scene of the accident where additional witnesses prevented the driver from leaving. Law enforcement believes the driver was intoxicated. Channel 2’s report is here.

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One of the two injured pedestrians lying in the roadway

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Car accident at Reveille and Dixie caused by suspected drunk driver

A driver is suspected of being drunk when he caused a major two car accident early this morning at the intersection of Reveille Street and Dixie Drive in southeast Houston. HPD say a white car, apparently a newer model Chevy Malibu or Impala, was speeding down Reveille at around 80 MPH. A white colored pickup truck was eastbound on Dixie Drive when it was t-boned by the car and pushed through the intersection into a yard, nearly hitting a nearby home. The pickup driver was trapped in his vehicle and had to be extracted by the fire department. Both drivers were taken to the hospital and suffered broken bones in the accident. Investigators say the driver of the white car appeared to be impaired.

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