Trooper rolls patrol car during chase in northwest Harris County

Trooper rolls patrol car during chase in northwest Harris County

Credit: KHOU

According to a DPS spokesman, the trooper was trying to stop a suspect near North Eldridge Parkway and Clay Road when he lost control and flipped his car three times.

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 6:59 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 27 at 1:21 PM

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A state trooper was sent to the hospital after he rolled his car during a chase in northwest Harris County early Tuesday morning.

According to a DPS spokesman, the trooper was trying to stop a suspect near North Eldridge Parkway and Clay Road when he lost control and flipped his car three times. The police cruiser came to a stop upside down in a ditch.

The trooper was not seriously injured and was released from the hospital a short time later.

A responding deputy with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office also crashed on the slick roads. He was sent to the hospital as a precaution and was not seriously injured.

DPS said the suspect involved in the pursuit was wanted for a traffic violation.

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