Accused Drunk Driver Hits State Police Cruiser, Injures Trooper

BOSTON (CBS) – A drunk driver crashed into the back of a State Police cruiser in Boston and hurt a trooper early Tuesday morning, police said.

The trooper was in his cruiser stopped at a crash scene on Route 93 south near the Massachusetts Avenue exit around 1:30 a.m. when his vehicle was hit from behind by a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu.

The trooper was in his cruiser stopped at a crash scene on Route 93 south when he was hit. (WBZ-TV)

The trooper was in his cruiser stopped at a crash scene on Route 93 south when he was hit. (WBZ-TV)

“The trooper suffered non life-threatening injuries and was conscious and alert when transported by Boston EMS to Tufts Medical Center,” State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said in a statement.  He was released later Tuesday morning.

The woman driving the car that hit the cruiser, 21-year-old Lily Reid of Quincy, was arrested and charged with drunk driving and failure to move over for an emergency vehicle.

Reid is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Boston Municipal Court.

The trooper’s name has not been made public.  He is assigned to Troop E, which patrols Boston’s tunnels and the Massachusetts Turnpike.

No other information is available at this point in the investigation.

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  1. mstarvin says:

    So what will it take before we really crackdown on alcoholics and drug addicts? Currently the judges send them to AA or NA which is BS. Anyone with half a brain figures out that they can sign their own card…its ANONYMOUS!! Plus these groups have no responsibility to the courts to babysit repeat offenders.

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