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Texas Officer Jumps from Bridge to Avoid Drunk Driver's Car

May 17, 2014  | 

Photo: Missouri City PD Facebook
Photo: Missouri City PD Facebook

A Missouri City, Texas, police officer was forced to jump from a highway bridge to avoid being struck by an alleged drunk driver on Friday night. A teacher from a nearby school was arrested for DUI.

Investigators told KPRC-TV 2 the officer was conducting a traffic stop when a vehicle, traveling eastbound on State Highway 6, struck the rear of his patrol car. The patrol car then slammed into the vehicle the officer had initially stopped, police say.

Missouri City police say the impact sent one of the officers over the edge of the bridge, falling approximately 20-30 feet.

Officer Kenneth Lewis is recovering at Memorial Hermann Hospital after a chain-reaction crash that sent him plunging 30 feet off a bridge, Missouri City Police investigators say. Lewis was out of surgery late Friday, and is expected to recover.

According to police, 46-year-old Christie Diane Biggers was intoxicated when she crashed into the back of Lewis' patrol car. Biggers is employed as PE teacher at a nearby elementary School.




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Ima Leprechaun @ 5/17/2014 3:31 PM

Get well soon, brother. I had a similar experience except I had to jump on the hood of a car I had stopped when a car coming the other way on a two lane road crossed the double yellow line to come at me head-on. I was lucky he missed the poor guy I had stopped. I tossed my violator back his license and caught up with the DUI that almost ran me down. And yes, he was DUI. He said he never saw me or my patrol car. If not for all my beacons on and spotlight I might have believed him since he nearly got me. Sometimes we just have to do what we have to do, to survive.

Capt. Crunch @ 5/19/2014 6:21 PM

Good jump officer I am glad you will be ok and when she gets out of jail maybe you will get another jump.

Dave Fischer @ 5/20/2014 2:11 AM

DUI, no matter what you want to call it.....IS A CRIME....and because many doctors call it a disease (drinking) these fools get away with it most of the time. A small fine, a warning from the judge, "dont do it again" and guess what...the fool goes and does it again and again. Lock the son of a bitch up once and for all. Mandatory incarceration is the way to go. It is ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON (the vehicle)...officers getting hurt or KILLED is enough to prove that these fools have to go to prison. Maybe, just maybe it will get these fools off the road once and for all!

Nightstalker @ 5/20/2014 12:25 PM

I wonder when people will stop drinking and than driving, Its like the red diaper doper babies out there or the pot smoking people that drive as they dont care and never will. LOCK THEM ALL UP!!!!!!!!!

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