VIDEO: Maryland Officer Hit by Suspected Drunk Driver Dies at 24

A Montgomery County, MD, police officer who was hit by an alleged drunk driver while working a DUI task force has died, according to police. He was 24-years-old, reports WUSA.

Officer Noah Leotta had a passion for trying to get drunk drivers off the road. He recently volunteered for the holiday DUI task force, and was working that detail the night of Dec. 3 when he stopped a car along Rockville Pike in Rockville. After he'd gotten out of his marked cruiser, a Honda CRV slammed into his car and hit him from behind, reports the Washington Post.

After six days in the hospital, Leotta succumbed to his injuries, WUSA reports. He had been with the department since 2013.

The driver of the car that hit Leotta, Luis Gustavo Reluzco of Olney, has been charged with DUI. Reluzco stayed on the scene after the accident.