Texas officer jumps into lake to pull driver out of car

SUGAR LAND, Tex. (CNN) - Body cam video shows Texas police jumping into a lake to pull a driver out of a car.

It happened Saturday, May 5, around 6:30 a.m. in Sugar Land, a Houston suburb.

Witnesses say the fast-moving car jumped a curb and accelerated off an embankment. Responding officers broke a window and pulled a woman out of the car shortly before it sank below the surface.

She told police she fell asleep behind the wheel.

The woman was not injured. One officer was treated for minor cuts.

The lake is a known habitat for alligators and snakes.

 

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