MOUNT JULIET, TN (WSMV) - A distracted driver crashed into a Mt. Juliet Police vehicle Sunday morning shutting down lanes on I-40 East. 

Officers were investigating a 3 car DUI crash on I-40 near mile marker 228. 

Mt. Juliet Officer Involved in Crash

Mt. Juliet Officer Involved Crash on I-40E Sunday Morning

Mount Juliet posted an update to Twitter saying a distracted driver hit a patrol SUV. Inside the SUV was a suspected impaired driver detained in the back seat. The adult male was injured in the crash, he is in serious condition, according to police. 

The distracted driver had minor injuries.

Four officers on the scene avoided injury.

Mount Juliet Police released this statement to News 4 about the crashing: "Our prayers will be with the injured suspect, and we hope he recovers quickly."

Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All lanes on I-40 are reopened to drivers. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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