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Wrecker driver arrested after crash involving officer

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HOUSTON – A wrecker driver is in custody after a crash involving a police officer in North Houston. 

Investigators said the officer slammed into the side of the wrecker truck in the emergency lane of the North Freeway at Rankin. The police car caught fire.

Police said the driver of the truck was not supposed to be in that lane and did not yield to the officer. 

Neither the officer nor the truck driver were hurt. 

Police arrested the wrecker truck driver after discovering he had outstanding tickets and did not have a valid driver's license.