Denver Police officer patrolling construction zone hit by suspected drunk driver on Pena Boulevard

DENVER - A Denver Police officer was hit by a suspected drunk driver early Friday morning in a construction zone near Denver International Airport.

The officer was patrolling the construction zone, in an unmarked vehicle, when she was rear-ended, police said.

The officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, police said.

Investigators on scene told 7NEWS the female driver who hit the officer will likely face DUI charges.

The crash happened on Pena Boulevard, on the overpass over Interstate 70. While one lane was closed during the investigation, all lanes reopened before the morning commute.

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