AUSTIN (KXAN) — Two Austin Police Department officers were hit by a vehicle while they were patrolling on bikes overnight, according to APD.
Both officers were taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with injuries not considered life-threatening, APD said.
“Two of our officers were injured this morning after being hit by a drunk driver. Please pray for their quick recovery, and a reminder to always have a plan to get home if you’ve been drinking. Don’t drink and drive!” APD Chief Joseph Chacon wrote.
The department says the officers were hit at the 600 block of East Seventh Street a little before 3 a.m. The woman behind the wheel was arrested for driving while intoxicated, according to police.