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Suspected Drunk Driver Bumps Officer With His Car

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AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – An Aurora police officer is recovering after being hit by a suspected drunk driver.

The crime happened at The Rock, a restaurant on East Smoky Hill Road.

Police say Lucas Pekas, 23, left the restaurant drunk and hit a car in the parking lot.

Lucas Pekas

Lucas Pekas (credit: Aurora Police)

An off-duty officer tried to stop him. That’s when police say Pekas struck the officer with his car.

The officer hit his head and ended up with a broken wrist.

Pekas is charged with assault, DUI and damage to property.

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