A Houston police officer is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle while serving a warrant Wednesday morning.
Officers had pulled over a vehicle reported as stolen to the side of Highway 59, on the city's southwest side, and surrounded it when a passing vehicle struck one of the officers.
The injured officer was taken to a nearby hospital with serious head injuries, KPRC reported. The officer was last listed in critical condition.
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The driver of the vehicle that struck the officer pulled over and was detained for questioning. The 79-year-old driver was later charged with intoxication assault on a police officer, HPD Chief Art Acevedo told KPRC.
No further details were released.