Suspect accused of crashing into west Houston restaurant facing DWI charge, HPD says

Police said one person was injured in the incident.

Officers with the Houston Police Department are investigating what led to a driver crashing into a restaurant in west Houston Tuesday.

HOUSTON – Officers with the Houston Police Department are investigating after a driver crashed into a restaurant in west Houston Tuesday.

It happened at the Komchop African Restaurant located at 14001 Westheimer around 9:36 p.m.

Police said the restaurant was open and operating at the time of the crash. According to HPD, the suspect, who was identified by police as Jeffrey Hooker, was going the wrong way on Westheimer when witnesses said he hit a curb, a pole, and then a sign. The driver then slammed into the side of the establishment, police said.

Officers said one customer was injured from shattered glass during the incident.

KPRC 2′s Brittany Jeffers spoke with business manager Kehinde Sule, who said the vehicle crashed into an office. According to Sule, the crash sounded like an explosion and the vehicle was just feet away from the restaurant.

Sule said there were eight people at the restaurant at the time of the crash.

Police said Hooker was wanted on felony warrants. He was taken to the hospital and is facing a DWI charge.


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