HOUSTON - An officer is waking up with stitches after being involved in an accident on the Gulf Freeway.
According to authorities, around midnight, the officer was finishing a traffic stop when an SUV crashed into the back of his patrol unit.
The driver ended up rolling over onto the shoulder and was taken to a hospital in stable condition.
Investigators are looking into whether alcohol played a role.
As for the officer, he suffered a gash on his head and received 20 stitches.