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The alleged drunk driver who forced two Houston Police officers to jump from a freeway bridge last week is set to appear in court today.

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Bianca Chanelle Bennett, 25, has been charged with intoxication assault and her bond was set at $50,000.

Bennett is accused of reckless driving which caused Officer R. Carter and Officer C. Herrera to jump from a freeway overpass to avoid the car.

The officers are part of a two-man unit with the DWI Task Force. Carter, who has been with HPD for seven years, is recovering from his injuries at Memorial Hermann Hospital; Herrera, a four-year veteran of the department, has been released from the hospital.


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Two Houston firefighters have been credited with helping save the officers’ lives by alerting them to the vehicle.

“I saw a car driving around the engine I guess trying to exit the freeway but it wasn’t slowing down, so I just yelled out, ‘Watch out,'” Wesley Pleasant, a 13-year veteran of the Houston Fire Department, said. “I guess it was enough time for everybody to react and get out of the way.”

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