HOUSTON – A motorist and police officer were hospitalized after their vehicles were struck by a drunk driver early Saturday in northeast Houston.
According to the Houston Police Department, a driver in an Oldsmobile stopped in the right lane on Tidwell near Wayside to change his tire, when an HPD officer came along at just before 4 a.m. The officer decided to stop behind him to protect him with the police lights.
Then a drunk driver in a pickup came along and slammed into the back end of the police car, then the Oldsmobile, police said.
The officer was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, police said. The driver of the Oldsmobile was also transported with minor injuries.
The driver of the pickup who caused the accident, was arrested for driving while intoxicated, police said.