HOUSTON -

The main lanes of the Eastex Freeway were reopened Saturday after a series of crashes shut them down for hours that morning.

According to the Houston Police Department, around 2:00 a.m an officer was blocking the right line where a single car had spun out and hit the wall near the Parker exit.

The officer working the accident was having the car hooked up to a wrecker truck.

That is when police say the driver of a red SUV apparently did not see the blocked lane and crashed into the police car, bounced off and then slammed into the back end of the wrecker.

The officer and wrecker driver were both out of their vehicles and were not hurt. 

The driver of the SUV was found to be intoxicated and was arrested.

Police then completely blocked the freeway's southbound lanes while they worked the second accident.

Then around 4:00 a.m., police say  a woman driving a green SUV did not see the freeway blocked and slammed into a police car.

Once again, no one was hurt.

She told officers she was in a hurry because she was late for work and wasn't watching the road.  

Highway 59 was then shut down for five hours.