HPD officer suffers minor injuries after suspected intoxicated driver slams into patrol car

HPD officer suffers minor injuries after suspected drunk driver slams into patrol car
HPD officer suffers minor injuries after suspected drunk driver slams into patrol car (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON – A Houston police officer suffered minor injuries after a suspected intoxicated driver crashed into his police cruiser early Sunday.

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. on the Southwest Freeway, near Kirby Drive.

The officer was blocking lanes on the freeway with his patrol car when the driver, traveling at a high rate of speed, rear-ended the unit, officials said.

The driver, a juvenile, was arrested and charged on scene.


About the Author:

Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team as a community associate producer in 2019. During her time in H-Town, she's covered everything from fancy Houston homes to tropical storms. Previously, she worked at Austin Monthly Magazine and KAGS TV, where she earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her work as a digital producer.