GLADSTONE, Ore. - A police officer in Oregon was hit by a suspected drunk driver while on a traffic stop during New Year's Eve. 

Gladstone Police said that an officer suffered only minor injuries and would be returning to duty on New Year's Day. 

The driver slammed into the back of the patrol car that was pulled aside for a traffic stop. Police say the driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants. 

The crash remains under investigation.

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