Detroit officer hit by suspected drunken driver

A Detroit police officer was injured Friday morning in a car accident on Detroit's west side. Investigators believe the other driver involved in the crash was drunk.

Police say the suspect made a u-turn in front of the officer's path around 4 a.m., causing the crash. This happened on Joy Road at Grandmont Avenue.

The sergeant, who is an 18 year veteran and from the 8th precinct, was taken to the hospital as he was having some back, neck and knee pain. The suspect drunk driver also suffered a knee injury. The sergeant is expected to make a full recovery.

The suspect was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated. Police haven't released many more details about the suspect, but say he had several traffic warrants out for his arrest.

"In this day and age, it's absolutely ridiculous anybody would think they can drink and drive," says Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody.

The accident happened on Joy Road near Grandmont Avenue. Joy Road between Asbury Park and Grandmont Avenue was closed for a time after while authorities completed their investigation.

Sgt. Woody says the patrol car was on the way to a domestic situation and was driving with its lights on.

"So, we're already en route trying to save lives and we have a drunken citizen pull out in front of them, causing an accident and potentially risking their lives and taking their lives," Woody says.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.