HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Harris County Precinct 5 deputy constables protect a large portion of the Katy area but their patrol also includes the Westpark Tollway where dashcam video shows them saving a motorist from floodwaters in Houston on July 4.
Deputy constables and an Incident Response Team member were quick to act when a driver found herself in high water. The driver did not want to get out of her car so a deputy tethered himself to the Incident Response truck and went into the rushing water allowing the floating vehicle to be pulled to safety. See the video above.
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The rushing waters were so strong that when one deputy fell down he struggled to get back to his feet as the water began pushing him along the roadway.
“Precinct 5 reminds drivers to avoid driving during heavy rains, and to watch out for street closures,” said Jeff McShan, spokesman for Constable Ted Heap’s office.