Caught on Camera: Officer hit by suspected drunk driver, gets up and makes arrest
FORT WORTH (CBS12) — A police officer in Texas managed to make the arrest after getting plowed over by a drunk driver.
Dash cam video from the Fort Worth Police Department captured the dramatic incident.
Officer Matt Lesell pulled over a car when another car crashed into his patrol car. The second car then barreled into Lesell and the car that he just pulled over.
Lesell goes flying. After flipping in the air, Lesell crawls a bit before getting up. He called for backup and detained the intoxicated driver.
Police arrested the suspect for intoxicated assault.
Lesell is recovering from a hyper-extended foot and fractured vertebra.