A rookie Missouri City police officer was forced to leap off the side of a bridge and take a 30-foot plunge after a woman nearly drove her car into him.
Officer Kenneth Lewis and his partner had pulled over a driver for a traffic violation when allegedly intoxicated woman, Christie Biggers, crashed her car into the stopped vehicle.
Lewis jumped over a roadway barrier to avoid being hit and landed 30-feet below on a rocky bank. Lewis reportedly wasn’t aware of the actual length of the drop until he jumped.
Lewis was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital by a medical helicopter. He suffered a partially ruptured aorta and a fractured pelvis, but is recovering in stable condition.
Biggers was arrested and taken to Fort Bend County Jail where she was charged with intoxicated assault.