Suspected drunk driver slams into HPD car at 70 mph

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Saturday, November 9, 2019
Officer injured after alleged drunk driver slams into car at 70 mph
An officer is in the hospital after a drunk driver hit her car at 70 mph.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A suspected drunk driver hit a stopped HPD vehicle on I-45 Saturday morning.

The officer was assisting in a minor crash involving an 18-wheeler on I-45 at Mount Houston at 2 a.m. The car's flashing lights were on when the driver rammed into it at 70 mph.

The officer sustained a concussion and was taken to the hospital. She is in stable condition.

After the crash, I-45 was shut down for hours.