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Phoenix police officer hit by drunken driver


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


Phoenix Police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson said accident happened shortly after midnight Saturday near 35th Avenue and Monte Vista.

The officer was headed southbound when the other car tried to turn left.

Thompson said 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.

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

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.  CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) contributed to this report. 

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