The Houston Police Department on Thursday released bodycam footage of an officer who jumped from an exit ramp to avoid being hit by a suspected drunk driver.

The recorded incident was from July 28, when 33-year-old officer Roshad Carter along with a fellow officer was responding to an early morning crash on Southwest Freeway.

The video was revealed at a conference where Carter's mother Debora was also present.

"Carter broke his back in numerous places, severely damaged his spine, and injured his left foot. He is not paralyzed and is expected to recover," his mother said.

The body cam footage was followed by another video, which showed the officer recovering from his injuries at his residence. His mother began to cry as Carter recalled the fall in the recovery video.

"I couldn't breathe," Carter said in the recovery video explaining his plight from the fall from the freeway.

"All I could do was just pray that everything was alright. I couldn't feel my arms. I couldn't feel my legs. I couldn't feel anything in my body," he said in the video, according to Houston Chronicle.

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At the scene of the crash around 2:55 a.m. EDT, Carter and officer Carlos Herrera blocked the ramp to traffic using their patrol car in order to investigate at the scene.

Despite the freeway being blocked, the suspected drunk driver, Bianca Bennett, 25, drove at a speed of 75 mph and hit the car involved in the crash and then careened towards Carter, who jumped off the freeway’s cement barrier to avoid getting hit; he fell down 16 feet to the road below.

Herrera also jumped to avoid the car, but suffered minor injuries and is currently back on his job.

Bennett was charged with intoxication assault on July 28.

"Drunk driving is a selfish act," Debora said Thursday afternoon. "You have to stay off the road when you're drunk. It's senseless. ... This is the kind of pain (Roshad) never experienced."

"You've got essentially a 3,000-, 4,000-, 10,000-pound weapon coming straight at these officers," HPD Sgt. Thomas Fendia had told Houston Chronicle after the accident on July 28. "There's absolutely nothing they can do ... it's a scary situation. It really is."

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After the accident in July, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said he planned to crack down on drunk driving in the city and businesses that violate the liquor laws, adding Texas led the country in the number of deaths caused from drunk driving.

"We need to make examples of these people," Acevedo had said in July. "Because there is absolutely no reason why someone should get behind the wheel after drinking."

 Acevedo added that the department has been keeping a record of the locations where drunk drivers are coming from, since the accident in July. 

"Too many people are over served in this city, this state, this nation," Acevedo told the Houston Chronicle.