Metro officer hospitalized after suspected drunken driver rear ends squad car

Updated March 24, 2017 - 4:37 pm

A Metropolitan Police Department officer was hospitalized after a suspected drunken driver rear-ended a marked patrol vehicle Thursday night.

The crash happened on southbound Las Vegas Boulevard South near the 215 Beltway about 11 p.m., Lt. Carlos Hank said.

The officer was taken to University Medical Center. He is expected to survive.

The driver of the other vehicle, Katherine Smith, was treated at the scene, Hank said.

Smith was arrested on a DUI charge.

The injured officer was not identified.

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