Suspected drunken driver crashes while trying to evade HPD, officers say

Suspected drunken driver crashes while trying to evade HPD, officers say

Credit: KHOU

The incident happened just before 2 a.m. Tuesday when an officer spotted a car driving erratically on Richmond Avenue at S. Shepherd Drive.

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 31 at 10:53 AM

HOUSTON – An early-morning crash was the result of a drunken driver trying to outrun officers, according to Houston police.

The incident happened just before 2 a.m. Tuesday when an officer spotted a car driving erratically on Richmond Avenue at S. Shepherd Drive.

When the officer tried to pull the male driver over, he kept going and then crashed into a pickup truck at Hazard Street. The driver then tried to run away on foot but was quickly caught.

Police said the man is suspected of driving while intoxicated.

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