Deputy Struck By Suspected DUI Driver in Chain Reaction Crash
A Harris County sheriff’s deputy‘s DUI unit had pulled over a vehicle on FM2100 at approximately 10:00 p.m. when he was struck by a suspected DUI driver in a chain reaction crash.
According to an article that appeared on the Houston Chronicle website, the oncoming vehicle crashed into the deputy’s vehicle pushing it into the deputy who was knocked to the ground. Emergency crews transported the deputy to the hospital by Life Flight. A later update on the deputy’s condition was released by the Sheriff’s department via Twitter. The tweet stated that the deputy was in good condition and thanked the public for their prayers and well wishes.
According to Sgt. Collier with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department, the deputy, whose identity has not yet been released, is in stable condition and was held overnight for observation.
The driver that struck the deputy’s cruiser is currently in custody on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
It’s never a good idea to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Getting behind the wheel while intoxicated can increase someone’s chances of getting into an accident and facing some very serious consequences as a result.
Driving under the influences of alcohol or drugs is considered a criminal offense in all 50 states. The holder of a standard driver’s license must never get behind the wheel with a blood alcohol content or BAC greater than 0.08 percent. For truck drivers, the standard is even more stringent. Whether on or off duty, a truck driver’s BAC should never exceed 0.04 percent.
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