A Montgomery County police officer was intentionally hit by a driver on I-270, according to the police chief. The incident occurred during a traffic stop around 3:48 a.m. on Wednesday, October 18th. The officer was attempting to deploy stop sticks to deflate the tires of a suspected drunk driver when he was hit. The driver has been charged with attempted murder. The officer is now paralyzed as a result of the incident. The incident has caused a shutdown of a large portion of I-270. More details to follow as the story develops.
Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.
This incident is a tragic reminder of the dangers that police officers face every day while on the job. It also highlights the importance of enforcing laws against drunk driving and the need for drivers to be cautious and responsible while on the road. Our thoughts are with the officer and his family during this difficult time.