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A Cop Gets Thrown Into the Air By a Drunk Driver

A cop in Fort Worth, Texas was checking on a car on the side of the interstate last month, when a drunk driver side-swiped his patrol car . . . plowed into the car that was stopped . . . flipped HIM over the hood . . . and into the middle of the next lane over.

But somehow he got his bearings, got UP, and held the drunk guy until backup arrived.  And he only ended up with a hyper-extended foot and a fractured vertebra.

Drunk driver crashing into police officer - BBC News

The policeman was catapulted through the air after a suspected drunk driver hit him during a traffic stop in Texas. Matt Lesell was able to walk away from the scene and is being treated for injuries to his back and foot. No one else was badly hurt in the crash.