An officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was badly injured when an alleged drunk driver struck his patrol vehicle early Sunday morning.

The officer was in his patrol car when a Chevy Impala collided with his vehicle, sending the squad car careening into a utility pole.

According to RTV News, the driver of the Impala told responding officers that he had consumed alcoholic beverages just before the crash.

The officer is expected to make a full recovery.

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