TEMPE, AZ - A Tempe motorcycle officer is recovering after he was struck by a cab early Sunday morning.
Tempe police say Officer Luke Trader was eastbound on his patrol motorcycle near University Drive and Rural Road just before 1 a.m. when the driver of the cab pulled away from the curb trying to make a U-turn to head westbound.
Police say the driver, Joey Labombarbe, pulled out and collided with the officer.
Trader was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police say impairment was not a factor and Labombarbe was issued several civil traffic citations and released.