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Three horses in trailer die after truck slams into light pole in Harris County, deputies say

Investigators also said that if the driver survives the crash, they will pursue animal cruelty charges along with a DWI charge.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A suspected drunken driver slammed his pickup truck into a light pole killing three horses in a trailer he was pulling in northwest Harris County, deputies say.

This happened around 10:30 p.m. Thursday on the outbound service road of Highway 249 at the Grand Parkway.

Harris County Sheriff’s deputies say the 52-year-old driver was speeding when he crashed his 2011 Chevrolet Silverado into a signal light pole at the intersection with the Grand Parkway.

Deputies say the driver was not restrained during the crash. The driver was transported by Life Flight to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and remains in critical condition.

Deputies say while at the hospital the driver showed signs of intoxication. They also found a glass container with alcohol in it inside his truck.

Investigators also said that if the driver survives the crash, they will pursue animal cruelty charges along with a DWI charge pending results of the toxicology report.

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