Video shows suspected drunk driver hitting officer during traffic stop

FORT WORTH, TX (WCMH) — Released video shows a Texas police officer hit by a suspected drunk driver while on a routine traffic stop.

Officer Matt Lesell’s dash cam shows him walking to a car he pulled over for a traffic offense.

Another car suddenly slams into his parked patrol car before hitting the stopped vehicle — and Officer Lesell.

He was thrown into a lane of traffic, but was able to get up and walk.

Lesell called for back-up, and checked on the traffic violator before detaining the intoxicated driver.

That suspect was arrested for intoxicated assault.

Officer Lesell is recovering from a hyper-extended foot and fractured vertebra.

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