According to a report from KHOU, a suspected intoxicated driver was arrested after trying to strike a Harris County (TX) deputy with his vehicle, crashing into a fire truck, and leading several other deputies on a brief chase through the eastern part of the county.
Harris County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Paul Bruce said the deputy who was working at a car crash site in the 16600 block of Wallisville Road was directing traffic away from the crash. The deputy then tried to stop a vehicle.
The deputy was not injured.
Bruce said the driver then attempted to hit the deputy before crashing into an on-scene fire truck. The driver then reversed his vehicle and crashed into the fire truck a second time. The driver then drove away, and a chase began.
The chase lasted several minutes before the driver crashed out at a dead-end road in the 21000 block of Rio Villa Drive. The driver exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot, but he was quickly apprehended and arrested.
Bruce said the driver appeared to be intoxicated and will likely be charged with assault on a peace officer; evading arrest; and, possibly, DWI.