Officer dragged by suspect vehicle

The injured officer was taken to the hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening

May 10, 2010 4:58:34 PM PDT
A Houston police officer was injured while trying to make an arrest on the freeway near downtown. Around 5pm, police received a report that a civilian was following a possible DUI suspect. Once officers arrived, the suspect initially ignored officers, but eventually he stopped the vehicle.

Police say an officer approached the suspect's vehicle and the suspect then attempted to flee. The officer was caught between the guardrail and the driver's side door, and dragged by the vehicle for about 500 to 800 feet.

The suspect was taken into custody. The officer was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Westbound lanes of I-10 were closed to traffic during the investigation. Drivers were diverted onto the service road for Highway 59.