A Utica Police officer was injured when his patrol car was hit by an alleged drunk driver.

The officer's vechicle was broadsided on the passenger side by a truck driven by 32-year old Brian Lekki of Utica at the intersection of Broad Street and Route 5S.

The collision caused the police car to spin several times and knock down a street sign.

Lekki was charged with two counts of DWI.

The officer was taken to the hospital for treatment.