NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - The Newburgh Heights police officer who was hit by a suspected drunk driver on I-77 is telling his story as he continues his recovery.
"I guess I'm a drunk driver magnet, apparently," said Finch.
You might be amazed to hear Finch say when he was hit on Friday, at least he was able to do his job.
"I do the job I love. I'm out there to serve and protect. And I feel - in kind of a weird way - I did serve and protect that night, and took the hit, instead of a family of four going to dinner or something," explained Finch.
As a reminder to not drink and drive this holiday season, the Newburgh Heights Police Department has decided to leaved the mangled mess outside the station.
Officer Finch sustained some bruised ribs, knee, sprained ankle and a concussion. He also survived an IED attack on a tour in Iraq. None of this, he says, will keep him from getting back out there when he's cleared by his doctor.