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In Court: Man charged with DUI after hitting officer, driver

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) – -

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A Memphis Police officer is at home recovering after being hit during a traffic stop.

The driver in the crash is due in court this morning.

Police say Ismael Vincente was under the influence when he slammed his car into the back of the officer's squad car.

Police say the crash happened at the intersection of Poplar and Willett just after ten Saturday night.

They say Vincente hit the officer as well as the woman she originally pulled over.

Police say Vincente had blood shot eyes and several empty cans of beer in his vehicle.

He faces a number of charges, including driving under the influence.

FOX13 is following this story and will continue to bring you the latest developments as they come in.

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MPD has confirmed that one of its officers was sent to the Med in critical condition after being hit by a driver who may have been under the influence. Investigators say Officer Katrina Cobb was outside of her car conducting a traffic stop at Poplar and Willett in the Midtown area when Vincente Ismel ran into the back of her squad car. Both the officer and the driver of the stopped car were pinned in between the wrecked cars. Officers say they smelled some type of substance on Ismel's breathe and his eyes were bloodshot red. He was taken to 201 and has been charged with the following: DUI, Open Container Law, Public Intoxication, Refusal to submit to Test, Financial Responsibility, Reckless Driving, and No Driver License. Both Officer Cobb and the driver of the parked car are expected to be okay.

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