Woman charged for injuring trooper in accident

March 21, 2011 2:27:59 PM PDT
Authorities have charged Kimberly Shipper with intoxication assault for crashing into a local Texas Department of Public Safety trooper as he was conducting a traffic stop earlier this month. According to court documents, Shipper worked as a volunteer medic at the Houston Rodeo and stayed there March 12 after her shift and had drinks.

The court documents go on to say Shipper thought she was on I-45 headed to Huntsville at the time of the collision, but she was actually on Highway 290. Her blood alcohol content was 0.11 -- above the legal limit.

The DPS trooper suffered a severe concussion and continues to recover.