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ORANGE OFFICER HIT BY SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED

An Orange Police Officer was seriously injured after he was hit by a woman who is suspected of driving while drunk around 3 a.m. Saturday morning on Cambridge St. near Walnut Av. The Officer was checking on a man found asleep in a parked truck when the woman slammed into him and his patrol car. The patrol car was catapulted forward and damaged 3 other vehicles.

The injured Officer was immediately aided by fellow Officers as they awaited Paramedics. The Officer was transported by ambulance to O.C. Global Hospital in Santa Ana with broken bones and serious lacerations. He underwent surgery to repair the damage and is expected to recover.

The woman that allegedly hit the Officer was transported to UCI Medical Center with minor injuries. She was arrested by the CHP for felony driving under the influence.

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