TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Toni Schuck has returned to full duty after a collision with a drunken driver that left her hospitalized with injuries, the agency said.

“I’m glad it was me,” Said Trooper Schuck. “I’m glad that nobody else got hurt and it’s my job and I felt like I did what I had to do.”

Schuck was hailed a hero for risking her life to stop a drunken driver from hitting runners who were participating in the Skyway 10K race on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in March.

After three months, Trooper Schuck is back doing what she loves.

“It was my job to do– I would do it over again,” she said. “The itch was there even after the crash,” she said. “I knew I wasn’t going to be able to come back, but in my heart I knew I was going to fight to get back.”

Trooper Schuck said it’s been a bumpy road since the incident, but recovery has been good.

“At first, it was hard you have a lot of soreness — physical therapy visits, chiropractor visits have helped a lot,” said Schuck.

Authorities said the driver, Kristen Kay Watts, was traveling north on Interstate 275 and sped past a number of barricades approaching the bridge. Dash camera video shows Schuck steer into the path of the BMW to stop it from going any further and collide with the vehicle. The arrest report shows Watts had a blood alcohol concentration level three times over the legal limit.

“I’m glad that it’s an inpatient process that she’s going to go through where she’s going to get the help that she needs,” she said.

Both Schuck and Watts were injured in the crash, but are okay.

Watts was arrested and charged with driving under the influence property damage and/or personal injury and fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer. She was later found incompetent to stand trial, according to court documents.

“Local, state, nation, and globally it’s been awesome,” she said. “I’m just happy to have a positive light for law-enforcement and women in law enforcement.”

Schuck was recognized for her bravery and selflessness. She was awarded officer of the month in March by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Washington D.C. In April, she was honored at the Tampa Bay Rays opening day game by throwing out the first pitch.

A hero who took the oath to protect and serve and did just that.

“Hopefully I see a little girl wave at her and smile at her and she sees that we’re doing it out here and maybe someone will follow along that path.”

Trooper Schuck is a 26-year veteran. Her husband also serves as a sergeant with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. They have two kids.