Texas deputy injured in crash during high-speed pursuit

Three people sustained minor injuries

By Anna Bauman
Houston Chronicle

HOUSTON — A Harris County Constable Precinct 8 deputy and two others were injured Monday night in a southeast Houston crash during a high-speed chase, officials said.

The constable deputy was in pursuit of a man driving a stolen vehicle around 11:40 p.m. on Almeda Genoa Road, said Sgt. David Rose of the Houston Police Department.

At the intersection of Telephone Road, the fleeing driver blew through a red light and a person driving a Cadillac struck the deputy's vehicle, Rose said. The deputy's cruiser flipped over and the Cadillac went into a car dealership.

Shortly later, the suspect lost control of his vehicle and broke through a fence, Rose said. The car flipped over and the driver was ejected.

All three survived the collisions with minor injuries.

"This is definitely a situation where it could've been a whole lot worse," Rose said.

The driver in the stolen vehicle is expected to be charged on Tuesday with evading arrest and driving while intoxicated, Rose said.

Houston police and Precinct 8 Constable's Office are investigating the crash.

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