Harris County Deputy Constable Injured by Suspected Drunk Driver
According to the Constable’s Office, the Deputy Constable is currently in stable condition.
April 5, 2019 – 2:00 am: A Harris County Deputy Constable was injured in a crash involving a suspected drunk driver. The suspect, Matthew Vance, faces first-degree felony charges for intoxication assault of a police officer.
The accident took place near the intersection of North Sam Houston Parkway and Veterans Memorial. The deputy, who has not been publicly identified, was sitting on the right shoulder of the road with a radar gun.
According to Metro video, Vance hit the back end of the deputy’s SUV while driving his Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.
The deputy was hospitalized and is currently in stable condition after receiving staples. Vance was briefly taken to the hospital, but was released soon after arrival.
Vance was reportedly already facing a DWI charge from January. Police report that his blood alcohol level was at least 0.15% when he was arrested in January. Police have not reported his blood alcohol level following Friday’s crash. Vance has been taken into custody and faces criminal charges.
Investigation into the accident is currently ongoing, and more information will be made available to the public as it comes to light.