CHP officer recovering after crash caused by suspected drunk driver

CHP officer recovering after crash caused by suspected drunk driver
Posted at 3:00 PM, Jan 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-17 18:31:24-05

CONTRA COSTA, Calif. -- A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer from Contra Costa is recovering after being struck by an alleged drunk driver.

Wednesday morning, CHP Contra Costa tweeted out that Officer Martin Lendway is a "true CHP MOTOR with Blue & Gold running through his veins!! He had successful surgery on both legs and is on his road to recovery. We truly appreciate everyone’s warm wishes and thoughts & prayers. We are grateful for such a supportive community."

Lendway was assisting several people involved in a minor crash involving a Ford F-150 and a Lexus when he was hit. 

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As Lendway was assisting in the crash, the driver of a Chevrolet Trailblazer veered off the roadway, striking the motorcycle and the Ford truck.

According to CHP, the truck partially landed on top of Lendway. The incident caused a third crash. CHP said a total of six vehicles were involved in the incident.

Officer Lendway was taken to the hospital where he is recovering from his injuries.

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The driver of the Trailblazer, Tammy Peggy Loiuse Walker, 52 was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI causing great bodily injury to another person while under the influence.