Officers forced to jump off freeway to avoid drunk driver
Jul. 29, 2017
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston woman remains jailed after she allegedly caused two police officers to jump off a freeway during a drunk driving incident.
During her initial court appearance Saturday, Bianca Bennett was ordered held on $50,000 bond after being charged with intoxication assault.
Houston police say the officers were investigating a separate freeway accident at 3 a.m. Friday when Bennett's vehicle hit one officer in the leg. Both officers then jumped about 15 to 20 feet to the ground below to get out of the vehicle's path.
One officer was treated and released from a hospital. The other officer remains hospitalized but police Chief Art Acevedo says he is expected to make a full recovery.
Court records did not list an attorney for the 25-year-old Bennett.