HPD: Suspected intoxicated driver hits patrol car

A pickup truck ran a red light and crashed into a patrol car early Saturday morning near downtown Houston, authorities say.

HOUSTON - A pickup truck ran a red light and crashed into a patrol car early Saturday morning near downtown Houston, authorities say.

According to the Houston Police Department, and officer was traveling southbound on Fannin around 1:20 a.m. when a truck heading eastbound on Pierce ran a red light, crashing into the officer's vehicle. 

Police say the officer was transported to Memorial Hermann for precautionary reasons with no serious injuries expected; a passenger in the truck was also transported to the hospital with a broken ankle. 

The driver was suspected to be intoxicated and transported for further testing, HPD says. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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