Trooper's vehicle hit during arrest in Howe

Howe police officers arrested 40-year-old Michael Worthington on a warrant Wednesday night.
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HOWE, Tex. (KXII) - A Texas State Trooper's vehicle was hit Wednesday night while assisting with an arrest.

Howe police officers arrested 40-year-old Michael Worthington on an outstanding warrant for driving without a license and manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance. He was also found to be in possession of 2.8 ounces of meth and a set of digital scales.

Police had received a tip that Worthington was driving through Howe and were able to stop him on U.S. Highway 75.

"The warrant was verified prior to the stop and we knew Worthington was driving the car," said Howe police Corporal David Morris.

A Texas State Trooper stopped to assist in the arrest.

Officers say a driver traveling northbound struck the troopers vehicle, sideswiped the Howe patrol car and Worthington's vehicle before stopping in the median.

The driver of the vehicle, Charles Schiltv, was arrested.

"Had the trooper not been there, we would have likely lost an officer and possibly others last night. His cruiser prevented us taking a direct his and he alerted us when he saw the motorist failing to yield," said Howe Police Chief Carl Hudman.

There were no reported injuries.