HPD officer assaulted during traffic stop

Cruz Hernandez, 25, is being charged with assault on a peace officer after he wounded an officer after a traffic stop.

April 27, 2010 2:06:01 PM PDT
A Houston police officer was transported to the hospital after being assaulted during a traffic stop. Police say the officer pulled over an SUV going the wrong way on Wayside. The officer says all five people in the car were intoxicated. When he attempted to arrest the driver for DWI and the four passengers for public intoxication, one of the suspects in the car attacked the officer, injuring the officer's leg.

The wounded officer's partner then used a Taser to subdue the attacker and arrested all five people. The officer was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital with a sprained ankle.

Cruz Hernandez, 25, is being charged with assault on a peace officer.