HPD Officer in critical condition

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On May 23, 2009, at around 3 a.m., Houston Police were on the scene of an accident when a suspected drunk driver injured HPD Officer Lloyd Morrison.

Authorities said Officer Lloyd Morrison stopped to investigate a wreck at about 3 a.m. at 45th and Cullen streets along with a fire crew, when one of the vehicles involved in the crash slammed into his patrol car.

Investigators said Morrison then exited his car and was checking on the people in the vehicle when another car ran into his patrol car, pinning him between the vehicle and a fire truck.

The fire department was able to pull him from between his vehicle and the fire truck by lifting his car off of him, police said.

Officer Morrison is a familiar face amongst officers who worked drunk driving task forces or simply brought drunk drivers to the HPD intox station in downtown Houston. When I worked nights, I brought in many drunk drivers for whom Officer Morrison conducted breathalyzer tests. He always seemed to be in a good mood, despite the chaotic running down the halls, completing paperwork, filing charges, etc. I was always glad to see Lloyd working intox because I knew my job just got easier. We wish Lloyd a speedy recovery!

Police the two drivers are accused of drunken driving and are expected to be charged with DWI when they are released from the hospital. [sic]

A better charge would be intoxication assault!

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