By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A Los Angeles Police Department officer was injured on Friday evening, when a vehicle crashed into his vehicle from behind. The incident occurred just after 9:00 p.m. on Arlington Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard.

Aerial footage of the incident and arrest. (Photo Credit: Sky9 Chopper, KCAL9 News)

The driver, who rear-ended the police vehicle was detained on suspicion of driving under the influence. They were driving a white Dodge Durango SUV.

It is unclear whether the LAPD vehicle was driving or at a stop when the collision occurred.

The officer was transported to a nearby hospital under basic life support, where they were treated for leg injuries.

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