An alleged drunken driver almost hit Forest Hill Police Department officers and a motorist tending to a disabled vehicle on Southeast Loop 820 Thursday night, and the harrowing incident was caught on video.
Forest Hill police said that officers had responded to a disabled vehicle in a traffic lane in the 5100 block of Southeast Loop 820 Thursday night and were awaiting a wrecker.
As the group waited near the rear bumper of the disabled vehicle, another vehicle with a suspected drunken driver behind the wheel came through and side-swiped a patrol vehicle, narrowly avoiding the officers.
The vehicle slowly comes to a stop a few seconds later farther up the interstate and the officers went to remove the driver from the vehicle.
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The driver, Cedric Keith Henson Jr., 26, was detained at the scene and charged with driving while intoxicated, police said.
No one was injured in the incident, but police said a patrol car was heavily damaged.