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The Latest: Man faces 4 counts for crash that hurt officers

December 24, 2018

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a fiery collision allegedly caused by a drunken driver that injured two Houston police officers (all times local):

4:55 p.m.

Authorities say a 23-year-old man has been charged with four felonies after he allegedly crashed into a patrol vehicle, injuring two Houston police officers.

Cesar Collazo remained jailed Monday. He’s facing two counts of failure to stop and render aid and two counts of intoxication assault with serious bodily injury on a public servant.

Court records didn’t list an attorney for Collazo.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says the two officers were expected to recover from their injuries.

John Daily will remain sedated for the next few days. He suffered burns on roughly 50 percent of his body.

Acevedo says Officer Alonzo Reid suffered some minor burns but was “in great spirits.”

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6:08 a.m.

Authorities say two Houston police officers were injured, one critically, after a driver crashed into their patrol vehicle.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says the officers were responding to a call early Monday with their SUV’s lights and sirens on when another vehicle turned in front of them, causing a near head-on collision. Acevedo says Officer Alonzo Reid, who was the passenger in the SUV, pulled himself to safety as the vehicle burst into flames.

The chief says that Reid along with a passerby rescued the driver, Officer John Daily, from the burning SUV. Acevedo says Reid is expected to make a full recovery but that Daily is in critical condition.

The driver of the other vehicle wasn’t hurt, and Acevedo says he was arrested for driving under the influence.

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