It happened before 5:30 a.m. in the 12900 block of Eastex Freeway near Aldine Mail Route Road.
Deputies responded to a report of a stranded motorist on the freeway and had blocked off a northbound lane while waiting for a tow truck to arrive, according to Lt. Paul Bruce.
While the deputies and the stranded driver waited on the shoulder of the road, a white van crashed into the two patrol cruisers, Bruce said.
The driver of the van was transported to a hospital and was stable. No deputies were hurt.
Deputies believe the driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash, Bruce said.
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While assisting a stranded motorist at 12916 N Eastex Fwy, two unoccupied patrol cars with activated emergency lights, were struck by a suspected intoxicated driver. No deputies injured, one person has been transported to the hospital. #HouNews pic.twitter.com/ebfKud0LSu— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) February 7, 2021
The crash was the latest involving law enforcement vehicles in the area over the past several months.
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