Police: DeKalb County officer recovering after hit by DUI driver

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An officer with the DeKalb County Police Department is expected to make a full recovery after being injured in a suspected DUI driver early Thursday morning.

DeKalb County Police said the officer was rushed to the hospital in serious condition after being struck on the side of Interstate 85 South just before Pleasantdale Road just after 2 a.m. Police said the officer, who name has not yet been released, was running radar for speeding drivers when another car rear-ended his patrol car

The driver of the other vehicle was taken into custody and was charged with driving under the influence. The driver’s name has not been released.

As of late Thursday morning, the officer was expected to be released from the hospital by the end of the day.