A motorcycle officer was seriously injured after police said an intoxicated grandmother pulled her minivan out in front of him in Akron's Highland Square neighborhood.

The officer, a 23-year veteran assigned to Akron’s Uniform Subdivision, was headed south Saturday night on South Portage Path while working overtime before his regular overnight traffic shift. As the officer attempted to stop another motorist at 9:30 p.m., police said Corrie M. Sharpe was heading eastbound on Bloomfield Avenue. Sharpe brought her 2002 Toyota Sienna minivan to a stop before turning onto Portage Path.

Police said Sharpe then entered the intersection but failed to yield to the officer, who was ejected from his motorcycle and pinned beneath the minivan. The unidentified officer was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General, where he was still listed "in serious condition" on Sunday afternoon, Akron Police spokesman Lt. Rick Edwards said.

Sharpe and her passenger, an 11-year-old granddaughter, were not injured.

Police said Sharpe, 65, of West Exchange Street, appeared to be intoxicated. She was taken to the police station and administered a field sobriety test. Police said a breathalyzer test resulted in a blood-alcohol reading of 0.125, which is above the state limit of 0.08.

Sharpe was arrested and taken to the Summit County Jail after being charged with failure to yield, operating a vehicle under the influence and aggravated vehicular assault.

At the time of the accident, which occurred a half-hour before the officer's normal shift began, the officer was working overtime on a State of Ohio Enforcement Grant.