Suspected drunk driver slams into officer

A Houston police officer is in the hospital this morning, after another driver slammed his SUV into the officer's patrol car.

December 8, 2009 6:49:34 AM PST
Investigators say a drunk driver plowed into a police cruiser in north Houston overnight. It happened on Canino near Van Ness around 1:30am. The officer was responding to an alarm at an auto shop. As he was getting back into his car, he saw an SUV speeding toward him. He tried to get out of the way but wasn't able to move out of the way in time and was struck by the oncoming SUV.

The officer was taken to the hospital but should be OK. The SUV driver was arrested.