Police officer injured in crash with suspected drunk driver in southwest Houston

September 1, 2013 9:53:06 AM PDT
A Houston police officer was hospitalized after his patrol car was rear-ended by suspected drunken driver last night.

The accident happened around 10pm in the 9000 block of the Southwest Freeway near Gessner.

According to police, the officer was in his patrol vehicle when a driver slammed into him from behind. The officer suffered minor injuries and was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest. He has since been released.

Investigators said the other driver was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

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