Deputies: Driver involved in crash admits to drinking

The driver had to be rescued from his wrecked vehicle overnight.

March 8, 2012 7:45:05 AM PST
A driver who admitted to drinking lost control of his vehicle overnight in northwest Harris County.

The accident happened around 3am The car skidded onto a gate pole on FM 529 near Fairview, pinning the driver. It took rescuers an hour to free the driver.

The driver told sheriff's deputies he had been drinking. It might have been a factor in the crash.

He was taken to the hospital by Life Flight in serious, but stable condition.