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Updated Nov 16, 2013 - 12:52 pm

Phoenix police officer hit by drunken driver

PHOENIX — A Phoenix police officer is recovering after being struck by a
suspected drunken driver.

Police say the collision happened shortly after midnight Saturday near 35th
Avenue and Monte Vista. The officer was headed southbound when the other car
tried to turn left.

KNXV reports that both the officer and the driver were
transported to a local hospital. The officer was released later Saturday
morning, and the injuries of the other driver are not believed to be life
threatening.

Authorities believe the other driver was impaired. The investigation is
ongoing.

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Information from: KNXV-TV

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