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Call it double trouble.
Two brothers driving separate vehicles, were both charged with driving while intoxicated in the weekend after two deputies were injured in a crash on a freeway Houston.
The Harris County District 8 Constable’s Office said in a Facebook post that the officers were initially investigating a “major accident”, in which a 19-year-old woman was killed late Saturday on the Sam Houston Parkway.
As the officers were directing the traffic, the two vehicles, a pick-up truck driven by a 37-year-old James Bramlet and a car driven by his twin brother, Joseph Bramlet, were involved in a separate crash that caused the truck to slam into a K-9 patrol vehicle, according to the police.
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James Bramlet (left) and Joseph Bramlet (right), both 37, were charged with driving while intoxicated after a crash in Houston on Sunday.
(Harris County District 8 Constable’s Office)
A deputy ran the way of the oncoming vehicles as soon as he realized they were not going to stop, and an injury to his left ankle.
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Another delegate within the K9 patrol vehicle suffered head, neck and back pain as a result of the accident, police said.
“K9 Evo, which is also within the patrol vehicle, was unharmed,” police said.
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After an investigation, officials said that they decided both brothers were intoxicated and then charged the two with DWI. James was also charged with unlawful carry of a weapon, police said. Both officers were transported to an area hospital for treatment, and have since been released.
The police said that the department’s “thoughts and prayers” are with those affected by the two crashes, “especially the family of the young woman who died.”
The investigation into both incidents is underway.