HOUSTON - A man was taken into custody on suspicion of driving while intoxicated following a crash that left a Houston Fire Department ambulance on its side, police said. The crash happened on Bellaire at Cook around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Houston Police Department.
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Police said a Chevrolet Suburban was traveling southbound when its driver ran a red light and broadsided an ambulance. The ambulance flipped onto its side, and the two paramedics inside were sent to the hospital in stable condition.
A six-month-old baby in the Suburban was in a child seat and did not appear to suffer any serious injuries, but he or she was sent to the hospital to get checked out.
The SUV s driver was arrested at the scene, police said.
It s a felony DWI because there s a child inside the vehicle, but because of the possible injuries it could also be upgraded, said Sgt. S. Sorge with HPD.