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Former HPD chief Art Acevedo says he was chasing a drunk driving suspect who crashed into him in Colorado.

“Glad to wake up this morning with no pain in my body after being knocked over by a drunk driver on the wrong side of the road,” Acevedo tweeted.

AURORA, Colorado. Former Houston police chief Art Acevedo said he made sure the DUI suspect who stabbed him in Aurora, Colorado, didn’t get away.

Acevedo, who is now Aurora’s police chief, said the driver was driving the wrong way when they crashed into his car in suburban Denver.

According to Acevedo, the driver drove off but followed him until Aurora and Denver police officers arrived.

Acevedo’s SUV was badly damaged, but he said he was lucky it didn’t get worse.

“Glad to wake up this morning with no pain in my body after being knocked over by a drunk driver on the wrong side of the road,” Acevedo tweeted.

Acevedo left Houston in 2021 to become Miami’s police chief. At the time, the city’s mayor hailed him as Michael Jordan and Tom Brady among the police chiefs.

But Acevedo sparked controversy by taking over the internal affairs unit that investigates police misconduct and made significant changes to his command staff. He was fired after six months on the job.

Acevedo later sued, claiming that his dismissal was retaliation for speaking out against corruption and reporting abuses of power by elected officials.

Aurora fired the police chief as she was under scrutiny in connection with the murder of Elijah McClain, 23, who was strangled and heavily sedated by the officer. The fateful encounter sparked a national outcry during the 2020 racial injustice protests.

Acevedo became interim chief there in October and was named chief last month.

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