MISSOURI CITY, Texas – The attorney for the woman accused of injuring a police officer during a traffic stop says his client is still trying process what happened.
The woman, Christie Biggers, a Missouri City physical education teacher, is suspected of driving while intoxicated, police said.
Investigators said the officer, Kenneth Lewis, was forced to jump off the side of a bridge after Biggers drove into his patrol car.
It happened around midnight in the 7200 block of state Highway 6 in Missouri City as Officer Lewis and his partner were making a traffic stop.
“She’s a 46-year-old lady with a family and a son and a great family in this community and she’s just devastated. Traumatized, I would say,” Rocket Rosen, Biggers’ attorney, said. “She wants to make sure that Officer Lewis and the family accept her deepest apologies.”
Officer Lewis was in serious but stable condition. His partner was not hurt.
Biggers’ attorney told KHOU 11 News he is not sure whether she has a history of alcohol abuse. However, he said he requires his clients who are charged with DUI related offenses to go through substance abuse treatment.