Police: Drugs played role in southwest Houston wreck

Published On: Feb 24 2013 08:36:11 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 24 2013 11:22:09 AM CST
HOUSTON -

A 20-year-old driver suspected to be under the influence of drugs caused a major wreck in southwest Houston, detectives said.

Houston police said around 1 a.m., a driver headed north on Chimney Rock Road suddenly veered across the median and into oncoming traffic, slamming into an SUV traveling south.

Emergency crews transported the driver of the SUV to the hospital with minor injuries.

Detectives said the driver who caused the collision was also taken to the hospital, but not because of his injuries.  Officers said he transported because he told them he had taken 10 hits of acid.

His name has not been released.