Fort Worth officer seriously hurt by suspected drunken driver

A Fort Worth police officers was seriously hurt in a crash with a suspected drunken driver.

The crash happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday, as the officer was driving with his lights and sirens on near Lancaster Avenue and Oakland Boulevard.

A driver, later identified as Celso Malia, hit the patrol SUV, forcing it off the road and into a tree.

First responders had to cut the officer from the vehicle, and he was taken to the hospital. His injuries are serious, but he is expected to survive.

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Police said Malia kept driving, and officers arrested him a short distance away.

He is now charged with intoxication assault and leaving the scene of an accident.