APD officer struck by suspected drunken driver



ATLANTA - An Atlanta police officer is recovering after a suspected drunken driver rear-ended his patrol car and attempted to drive off. 
The night commander told Channel 2’s Darryn Moore the officer was complaining of neck and shoulder pain, but he's expected to recover from his injury.
Overnight Wednesday, Moore and his photographer watched an Atlanta police officer give the driver a field sobriety test in the middle of Lee Street.
He's a suspect in a wreck that involved an APD officer.
Police told Moore the officer who works on the DUI task force was inside his car on a traffic stop near Lawton Avenue.
Capt. Janet Brady said the driver of a red pickup rear-ended the patrol car and refused to stop.
The officer was able to pull the truck over at an Exxon gas station.
The driver's truck had minor damage to the front bumper.
Officers arrested the man after he failed a field sobriety test and charged him with driving under the influence.
Police officials said after a few x-rays and treatment for neck and shoulder pain, the officer should be able to go home.

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