Published Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 | 8:11 a.m.
Updated Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 | 9:11 a.m.
A Metro Police officer was transported to the hospital with minor injuries Thursday morning after his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver, police said.
The accident occurred about 5:30 a.m. in the 10000 block of South Maryland Parkway, near Pyle Avenue.
The officer was sitting in his patrol car at the scene of a separate accident, waiting for a tow truck, when his vehicle was struck in the front driver's side by another driver, Metro Lt. Glen Lowe said.
The officer was transported to University Medical Center with minor injuries, Lowe said.
The driver of the vehicle who struck the officer's car was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, police spokeswoman Officer Laura Meltzer said.