Suspected drunk driver slams into police patrol car on Highway 290

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on May 18, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Updated Saturday, May 18 at 7:16 PM

HOUSTON - A Houston police officer was lucky to escape with only minor injuries after a pickup slammed into his patrol car early Saturday morning.

The officer was directing traffic around an accident at about 4 a.m. on Highway 290 when the pickup  slammed into his patrol car. The officer was inside the car at the time, but again wasn’t seriously hurt.

The driver of the pickup was taken to the hospital. He faces charges since the officer believes that driver was drunk.

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