A suspected drunk driver was arrested in Federal Way after he hit a Federal Way Police unit early Friday morning. Courtesy of KIRO-TV

Officer injured after DUI suspect hits police cruiser

A Federal Way police officer was injured at 1:45 a.m. Friday in the 34500 block of 16th Avenue South and 344th Street after a suspected drunk driver sped out of a tavern parking lot and pulled in front of his patrol car causing a t-bone collision.

Federal Way Police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said in an email a 26-year-old Federal Way man in a Lexus sedan continued driving a short distance after the crash before getting out of his car and fleeing on foot.

Following an extensive search of the area with the K-9 unit, the suspect was located and arrested. The suspect was booked for felony hit and run and vehicular assault.

The officer was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries and has been released. The collision investigation is ongoing at the location.

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