2 Harris County Sheriff's Office cruisers damaged in crash with suspected intoxicated driver

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A pair of Harris County Sheriff's Office patrol cruisers were damaged Sunday morning in a crash involving a suspected intoxicated driver, authorities said.

It happened before 5:30 a.m. in the 12900 block of Eastex Freeway near Aldine Mail Route Road.

Deputies responded to a report of a stranded motorist on the freeway and had blocked off a northbound lane while waiting for a tow truck to arrive, according to Lt. Paul Bruce.

While the deputies and the stranded driver waited on the shoulder of the road, a white van crashed into the two patrol cruisers, Bruce said.

The driver of the van was transported to a hospital and was stable. No deputies were hurt.

Deputies believe the driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash, Bruce said.

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The crash was the latest involving law enforcement vehicles in the area over the past several months.

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In Houston, police officers were involved in nearly 400 crashes between May 1, 2020, and Nov. 30, 2020, according to data obtained by ABC13.

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