DPD officer struck by drunk driver while investigating fatal accident

Police: Drunk driver in custody after striking Detroit police officer

DETROIT - An officer with the Detroit Police Department was hit by a drunk driver Friday night while investigating a fatal accident, authorities said.

Police said the female officer was investigating the accident that happened around 6:30 p.m. Friday at Eight Mile Road and Schoenherr Street.

Just before 10 p.m. Friday, she was holding the scene when she was struck by a suspected drunk driver, police said.

Police said she was live and talking when she was put into the ambulance and taken to a hospital. The extent of her injuries were unknown.

The drunk driver is in custody, police said.

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