Memphis police officer struck on interstate, suspect arrested

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Police Department have arrested a man after he struck an officer with his car on the interstate.

Police say the officer was struck on I-40 east of Hollywood at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night.

The officer was responding to a call of a stranded motorist on the interstate. While the officer was on the scene, Charles Hodge struck the officer.

The officer was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition, and has since been released.

Hodge was been charged with DUI and reckless driving.

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