(KIII-NEWS) A constable is recovering after police say he was struck by an SUV.
The incident happened just after 2:00 a.m. this morning in the 8500 block of State Highway 361.
Investigators say a constable was finishing up a traffic stop when a green SUV struck the constable as he was returning to his patrol car.
After being hit, police say constable chased down his hit and run suspect.
The officer is said to be okay and luckily walked away with a minor injury to his right elbow.
The driver of the SUV was given a field sobriety test which police say he failed.
The suspect was then taken into custody and charged with intoxication assault as well as fleeing the scene of an accident.