HOUSTON -- The chief of the METRO Police Department wasfound at fault in a traffic accident that happened in southeast Houston on Sunday, the department confirmed.

Chief Victor Rodriguez was off duty and traveling to the store in a fleet vehicle when he collided with another motorist in the 11700 block of Bogey Way at Scarsdale around 4 p.m.

The driver in the car struck by the chief was injured when the airbag deployed.

Rodriguez s vehicle was inoperable after the collision. He wasaccused offailing to yield the right of way.

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