CLEAR LAKE, Texas – A suspected drunken driver plowed into a Clear Lake construction site and injured an off-duty deputy and a city inspector, police said early Tuesday.
The crash happened around 1:45 a.m. on Bay Area Boulevard near Highway 3, according to the Houston Police Department.
HPD said a woman driving a Chrysler Sebring convertible westbound slammed into the back of a pickup truck parked at the construction site. The truck then hit the deputy and the inspector standing next to it.
Both were sent to the hospital with non-life threatening conditions.
The female driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Police said after the wreck, a white car came along and also nearly crashed into the scene. The male driver in that vehicle was also arrested for DWI. His female passenger was later arrested for public intoxication.
Police said the injured deputy works for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, but he was off-duty at the time of the incident.