A Houston police officer is charged with driving while intoxicated.
Muzaffar Siddiqi, 56, was arrested on Monday.
According to court documents, a witness saw Siddiqi's White Toyota Camry driving with a flat tire and striking a guard rail on the Southwest Freeway. The witness told police the vehicle continued down the freeway weaving in the shoulder, re-entered the roadway, and took an exit onto the feeder road where the vehicle hit the left curb and later the right curb. The witness followed the vehicle to a Toyota dealership parking area where the vehicle had begun to smoke and catch fire.
According to court documents, Siddiqi told officers he was coming from police headquarters and was driving to the Toyota dealership for routine service on his Camry. Court documents state Siddiqi told officers he knew he had hit a curb but that was all and did not know his car was smoking and that he had a flat tire.
According to officers, Siddiqi swayed while standing still, had slow speech, slurred his words and was slow to respond to questions or engage in conversation, at times not acknowledging that anyone had spoken to him.
A breath test showed Siddiqi's BAC at 0.00, according to court documents, and officers believe he was under the influence of a CNS Depressant.
Siddiqi has been relieved of duty with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.