HCSO: Sergeant killed by suspected drunk driver

Investigators say the sergeant was on his way back home at the time of the accident on North Shepherd near West Little York.

May 19, 2013 8:07:05 PM PDT
A sergeant with the Harris County Sheriff's Office was killed early this morning when his vehicle was hit by a suspected drunk driver in north Houston.

It happened around 3am on North Shepherd near West Little York. Investigators say Sgt. Dwayne Polk had just finished a shift and was heading home when the accident happened.

"As he pulls into the intersection, he is struck on his driver's side, T-boned by a GMC truck that was going at a high rate of speed that ran the red light and struck him, full impact," said an investigator on the scene. "(There were) no skid marks, no attempt to stop at all."

Sgt. Polk was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say he was a 16-year veteran of the department.

The other driver has been identified as Andres Munos Munos, 22. He suffered only minor injuries, and has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. Munos is being held without bail and is expected to appear in court Monday.

Court records indicate Munos was previously charged with DWI in June 2012 and also has a previous charge of unlawful carrying of a weapon.

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