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Arlington police officer injured in SUV-motorcycle collision; driver charged with DWI

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Be prepared when you hit the road. Here are some quick tips on what to do if you are in a car accident. (Nicole L. Cvetnic / McClatchy)
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Be prepared when you hit the road. Here are some quick tips on what to do if you are in a car accident. (Nicole L. Cvetnic / McClatchy)

A woman was charged with DWI on Wednesday after crashing into an Arlington police motorcycle, destroying the bike and injuring an officer, police said.

The officer, who had been standing near the motorcycle to conduct a traffic stop, went to the hospital but will be OK, Police Chief Will Johnson tweeted.

Christina Jordan Carpenter, 25, was charged with DWI, and it was a felony due to three or more prior offenses, police said. She suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash.

Police determined an SUV veered into the shoulder of Interstate 30 westbound on Wednesday morning and hit the motorcycle. The officer was taken to a local hospital, police said.

A photo tweeted by Johnson shows one vehicle severely damaged and what appears to be various motorcycle parts strewn about the ground.

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