Officer Injured in Alleged DWI Accident on Post Oak Road in Houston, TX
Houston, TX -- August 18, 2022, an officer was injured due to an accident where an allegedly intoxicated driver hit their car on Post Oak.
Authorities reported that the incident happened at around 5:00 a.m. near the intersection of South Post Oak Road and Allum Road.
According to officials, a Houston Police officer was blocking a lane of traffic due to a previous accident. The emergency lights were on, reports say. While there, a pickup slammed into the back of the cruiser.
EMS transported the officer to a hospital with unspecified injuries. No other injuries were reported. Police believe the pickup driver was intoxicated, but this has not yet been confirmed.
Commentary on Officer, Alleged DWI Accident on Post Oak in Houston
If the allegations here turn out to be true, it's important to clarify if alcohol was the intoxicant as well as where the alcohol came from. Put simply, a lot of accidents like this involve people who were illegally over-served by a local bar or a similar venue. This can make that establishment liable under dram shop law, which can not only help the injured victims but also hold accountable a negligent business that would otherwise continue their reckless behavior. Is that something authorities are looking into here?