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By: Ashley Tillery

HOUSTON — A Houston police officer was struck by a drunk driver on Highway 59 Sunday morning.

The incident happened around 4:50 a.m. on Highway 59 over Hillcroft while HPD units were blocking traffic on the main lanes from an earlier accident involving a fatal horse accident, according to police.

The pickup driver struck at least one HPD vehicle, hitting one officer. The officer was transported to an area hospital and was later released with minor injuries.

The pickup driver was tested for intoxication and will be charged for driving while intoxicated.​