Print

News >> Browse Articles >> Crime News

-43

Houston Officer Dragged By Drunk Driver During Pursuit

Houston Officer Dragged By Drunk Driver During Pursuit

Stock Photo

Houston Chronicle via YellowBrix

May 12, 2010

HOUSTON – A suspected drunken driver dragged a Houston police officer more than 500 feet along the Katy Freeway this afternoon following a pursuit that ended near the Eastex Freeway.

About 5 p.m., Houston police officers received a report that a civilian was following an intoxicated motorist along the East Freeway inbound.

“The officers attempted to stop the vehicle (but) the suspect initially ignored,” them, said Kese Smith, a Houston police spokesman.

The driver eventually pulled over on westbound Interstate 10 near U.S. 59. When the officer walked up to the car, the driver pulled away.

The officer was pinned between the car and the guard rail. He was dragged 500-800 feet along the Katy Freeway, police said.

The officer was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital. HPD officials said his injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The driver, who has not been identified, was taken into custody and faces multiple charges, police said.

HPD officials said the injured officer is assigned to the department’s Northeast Patrol Division but have not released his name.



-43
  • Car6_max50

    Ahi

    about 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    Speedy and full recovery to the officer!

  • Knightthinblueline_25_-_copy_max50

    Tcop77

    about 4 years ago

    48 Comments

    Sometimes it's hard to draw and use your sidearm whilst being dragged by a car, fyi.
    Relieved to hear the injuries don't appear to be life-threatening.

  • F5-tornado_max50

    Mouse223

    about 4 years ago

    102 Comments

    I don't know if I like this article or dislike it. I dislike that he would do something such as this to an officer, but I am glad he was arrested. Drunk drivers should be penalized much more severely, especially if they harm an officer JUST DOING HIS JOB. I hate drunk drivers. -_-

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    I can't STAND drunk drivers. This is why even as a civilian I follow these people and tattle. Their actions are so selfish and thoughtless. They injure or kill others who are just trying to live their lives. I really hope this moron faces the maximum charges possible, but more importantly that the officer recovers!

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    snoopyg

    about 4 years ago

    12 Comments

    My prayers are with the downed officer. Death or life w/o parole is the only solution for this suspect.

    Take care,
    Donna Green
    West Memphis, Arkansas

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    dlrose28

    about 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    And some people wonder why we pursue drunks so hard. I am glad he is okay and now this guy will face very serious charges.

  • Flags_and_stars_max50

    djs2v

    about 4 years ago

    5628 Comments

    AKangel is right!!!

  • Edited_lady_blue_max50

    Realmx

    about 4 years ago

    22 Comments

    AKangel! I agree

  • Edited_lady_blue_max50

    Realmx

    about 4 years ago

    22 Comments

    This scum needs to go down for attempted murder on an Officer.....

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    rsironron

    about 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    A speedy recovery to the officer and I agree with AKangel said.

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Our God looked over this officer today and blessed him with another day here on this earth!!!!! Justice will prevail and shall dealt with according to the letter of the law.

  • White_shirt_max50

    uncledennis1

    about 4 years ago

    23288 Comments

    Speedy recovery

  • Angel_kincaid_park_2014_max50

    AKangel

    about 4 years ago

    4972 Comments

    Glad the Officer will be ok, This scum needs to go down for attempted murder on an Officer.....

  • Draped_badge_max50

    184retired

    about 4 years ago

    3806 Comments

    Speedy recovery,,,,Too bad you couldn't get to your gun and saved some taxpayer money while this puke sits in jail....Go get em Texas!!!

  • Hard_badge_002_max50

    TellerDep

    about 4 years ago

    2812 Comments

    Hang this Moron!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PoliceLink School Finder

Save time in your search for a criminal justice degree program. Use PoliceLink's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.

Get Info

* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.

Recent Activity

Photo_user_blank_big
aaurelus is ranked No.1 for the day in PoliceTrivia, 1 minute ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
aaurelus is ranked No.1 for the day in PoliceTrivia, 1 minute ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
aaurelus is ranked No.1 for the day in PoliceTrivia, 2 minutes ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
aaurelus is ranked No.1 for the day in PoliceTrivia, 2 minutes ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
aaurelus is ranked No.1 for the day in PoliceTrivia, 2 minutes ago.