HOUSTON -- A Metro police officer is recovering after an incident along the North Freeway involving a DWI hit-and-run suspect.

It happened Sunday at the exit for W. Little York.

Police said the female officer was directing traffic when a driver going at least 85 mph ran over a plastic barrel in the road for nearby construction. The officer tried to stop him, but instead of slowing down the man ran over the officer's foot.

The driver led police on a brief chase, but he was eventually apprehended.

The man was found to be highly intoxicated, police said. He has been charged with aggravated assault.

The wounded officer was taken to Northwest Memorial Hermann Hospital and was expected to be okay.

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