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Cape Town - A City of Cape Town Law Enforcement officer is recovering in hospital after he was knocked over by an alleged drunk driver near Constantia.

According to a report from Law Enforcement spokesperson, Wayne Dyason, the driver also hit a police officer after he tried to escape when being pulled over by police.

Dyason says Law Enforcement officers and police were conducting a vehicle checkpoint along Constantia Main Road when they stopped the 38-year-old driver for driving an unlicensed vehicle.

But he then tried to make a getaway.

“He sped away and knocked over a SAPS member and a Law Enforcement Officer. Members gave chase and suspect was apprehended in Wetton Road. He was arrested and taken to Wynberg Police Station.”

Law Enforcement officer John Abrahams was taken to Melomed Hospital in Tokai and is recovering from a fractured pelvis.

“He is still in hospital and is in a lot of pain. It is quite a serious injury,” Dyason told the Daily Voice.

The driver was arrested and charged with attempted murder, driving under the influence of alcohol, resisting arrest and disobeying police officers.

Dyason says the driver was also found in possession of dagga and a dangerous weapon.

“He failed to stop at three red robots, four stop streets and failure to display his licence disc.”

Police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, confirms the arrest and says the driver will appear in the Wynberg Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

She did not respond to questions about the injured SAPS officer.