HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Two officers were injured by a suspected drunk
driver while escorting two large crates through the city of Houston
Dozens of officers were chosen to escort two
massive crates carrying three sections of a drilling ship from northwest
Houston to the Bayport Cruise Terminal beginning Friday night.
Houston police say the incident happened around 11:30 p.m. on Clay near Eldridge Parkway.
say that the officers had the intersection blocked so that the crates
could pass, but a suspected drunk driver drove through and hit the
The driver was taken into custody, and the officers were treated for minor injuries.
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crates were originally scheduled to arrive in Sugar Land, the first
stop, around 5 a.m., but they're currently about nine miles away from
The transport company says they're experiencing delays and are now expecting to enter Sugar Land around midnight Sunday.
crates are supposed to continue their move later Saturday and into
Sunday, with stops through Fresno, Arcola, Manvel, Pearland and League
City between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Along the way, crews will have to shut off power to neighborhoods for 20 minutes to two hours.