LIVE OAK (CBS13) — The alleged DUI driver who hit a CHP officer on Highway 99 in Live Oak Saturday morning is now out on bail.

Authorities say 21-year-old Lucas Nelson was speeding down the highway when he struck a CHP officer who was directing traffic at a railroad crossing north of Yuba City.

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The officer was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

He is listed in critical condition.

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