WATCH: Officer Nearly Misses Woman Sleeping on Highway

WATCH: Officer discovers woman 'sleeping' on highway, police say

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The Fulshear Police Department recounted the incident on its Facebook page. On Saturday, an officer was driving down a road while on patrol and saw the car in front of him swerve around an object. As the officer approached the object, he realized it was a person, according to the police report.

The woman, who police said was believed to be intoxicated, fell asleep in the roadway after allegedly driving her car into a nearby ditch.

The officer rendered aid on the scene before arresting the woman on suspicion of public intoxication and taking her to jail, police said

Fulshear police said the incident could have ended tragically if the officer hadn't discovered the woman.

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