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Texas deputy hospitalized after alleged speeding, drunk driver crashed into patrol vehicle


A crash involving a speeding drunk driver landed two people, including a deputy, in a Southeast Texas Hospital over the weekend.

An on-duty Harris County deputy was driving north on Tomball Parkway shortly after 11 p.m. Friday when the patrol vehicle ended up in the back, FOX 26 Houston reports.

The deputy, who has not been identified, was not answering any calls at the time of the crash, the outlet said.

Witnesses said an unidentified man driving a white Mercedes was speeding down the highway before hitting the deputy’s vehicle.

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FILE – Close up of a Harris County, Texas sheriff’s badge.
(Sheriff of Harris County)

Several bystanders allegedly tried to help the deputy, but the deputy told them to help the other driver, who was described as “extremely drunk”.

Harris County Sgt. Bondurant said the deputy was unconscious for a short time afterwards, according to Houston-area news outlet KHOU-TV.

The deputy and the other driver were taken to local hospitals in stable condition. Both are expected to be OK.

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Texas deputy hospitalized after alleged speeding, drunk driver crashed into patrol vehicle

FILE – A Harris County Sheriff’s Office cruiser sits in a parking lot.
(Harris County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook)

Investigators believe the suspect was traveling over 100 mph when he hit the deputy, KHOU reported.

The deputy had no lights or sirens on and was traveling at around 70mph when the car was struck.

Texas deputy hospitalized after alleged speeding, drunk driver crashed into patrol vehicle

A Google Earth image shows the outline of Harris County, the largest county in Texas.
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The sheriff’s office said several drunk driving charges were pending.


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