Houston Deputy Injured Jumping Out of Way of Suspected Drunk Driver

Police footage released on September 7 shows a deputy narrowly avoiding being struck by a suspected drunk driver in Houston, Texas, as he was attending the scene of a breakdown on the Sam Houston Tollway.

The footage, recorded early on the morning of September 1, shows Deputy Aaron Gonzales of the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office leaping out of the path of a black SUV, driving “at high speed on the shoulder.”

Gonzales suffered a serious back injury, police said, but was expected to make a full recovery.

A 34-year-old women was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer. Credit: Constable Ted Heap via Storyful

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