Investigators at the scene said the officer who was hit works for the Von Ormy Police Department. He was off duty working a second job controlling traffic in a construction zone when his vehicle was hit from behind around 3:30 a.m. Friday.
Police said they believe that the driver who hit him was drunk. The driver was taken to a hospital as a precaution and is expected to be charged with DWI.
The officer was checked out at the scene by EMS.