Suspected drunk driver with previous DWI charged after slamming into Pct. 4 deputy constable's SUV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Precinct 4 deputy constable suffered injuries to his head when a suspected drunk driver slammed into his patrol SUV in northwest Harris County.

It happened around 2 a.m. on the North Beltway near Veterans Memorial. Authorities said the deputy was parked on the side of the road looking for traffic violations when the suspect's pickup hit his patrol SUV.

Another officer who was driving by called it in.

"It looked pretty bad if you want to roll EMS. He got rear-ended. He's up on the guardrail," the officer is heard saying to a dispatcher.

The deputy was released from the hospital after receiving staples to close his head injury as a result of the crash.

The suspect has been identified as 33-year-old Matthew Vance.

He was also taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries and released.

Vance is charged with intoxication assault of an officer. Authorities say he was charged with DWI earlier this year.

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