Off-duty Denver police officer injured by suspected drunk driver

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AURORA, Colo. — An off-duty Denver Police officer was injured early Friday morning after a suspected drunk driver rear-ended an unmarked police patrol car in a construction zone.

The accident happened about 2 a.m. on the eastbound Interstate 70 ramp to Pena Boulevard, forcing the closure of the flyover and the implementation of alternate routes to Denver International Airport.

The road reopened just before 5 a.m., in time for the morning commute.

The officer, driver of the car and a passenger were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.