ATLANTA (CBS46) — A police officer with the Atlanta Police Department is speaking out about his experience after he was hit by a drunk driver.

The officer was trying to help a woman in a stalled car when another driver rammed into his cruiser.

On Tuesday, he gave an update about his condition from his precinct in southwest Atlanta.

Officer Duc Vo is recovering from a number of injuries to his leg, arm and shoulder.

It happened near Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard and Interstate 20. Body cam shows him checking on the driver and then just moments later, his patrol car was hit.

Officer Vu says that what happened to him is a reminder to not drink and drive and to move over when you see emergency vehicles on the road.

The driver of the stalled car was not injured. The alleged drunk driver who hit Vo's car was charged with a DUI and reckless driving.

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