La Porte police officer struck by SUV while conducting traffic stop

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LA PORTE – A La Porte police officer is in the hospital this morning after he was hit by a driver during a traffic stop in southeast Houston.

It happened Tuesday night on Highway 146 at Barbour’s Cut Boulevard.

Deputies say the officer was conducting a traffic stop on the side of the road when a female driver crashed into the patrol car and the car he pulled over.

The officer was somehow struck and was taken to the hospital. He’s expected to be OK.

Officials are investigating if alcohol played a factor in the crash.