Authorities in Austin say a police officer was hospitalized after being struck by a suspected drunken driver who then escaped harm when a second officer fired on the driver.
Police say the incident occurred early Monday when the two officers stopped the motorist.
A 19-year veteran officer reached into the vehicle in an effort to remove the keys from the ignition but the driver sped away, injuring the officer.
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The second officer fired at the unidentified driver but did not strike him.
Spike strips were used to later stop the driver and he was taken into custody.
KVUE-TV cites interim police Chief Brian Manley as saying the injured officer was later released from a hospital.