Suspected drunken driver hits Metro officer during traffic stop

A Metropolitan Police Department officer was hospitalized after a suspected drunken driver rear-ended her Thursday morning, police said.

The officer was conducting a traffic stop about 2:40 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Blue Diamond Road at Buffalo Drive prior to the crash, Lt. Eric Calhoun said.

The officer was rear-ended while inside her car using her computer during the stop, Calhoun said, adding the driver was arrested.

The officer was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, he said.

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