Suspected drunk driver crashes into firetruck before chase with deputies in NE Harris County

CHANNELVIEW, Texas (KTRK) -- A suspected drunk driver was taken into custody Sunday morning after crashing into a firetruck before a short chase in northeast Harris County, authorities said.

It happened around 3 a.m. on Wallisville Road near Sheldon Road just outside Channelview.

Crews had responded to an unrelated traffic crash on Wallisville Road when a driver tried to hit a Harris County Sheriff's deputy on the scene, according to the sheriff's office.

The driver missed the deputy, but crashed into a firetruck twice instead. The driver took off, leading deputies on a short chase before he was caught on a dead-end road, investigators said.

The driver faces charges of assault on a police officer and DWI.
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