BURLINGTON (CBS) — A State Trooper was hurt after his cruiser was struck by a drunk driver Sunday night, according to police.

The trooper, whose name has not been released, was working a detail with a road construction crew on Route 95 north at Exit 32 in Burlington when his cruiser was hit from behind.

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Damage on State Trooper’s vehicle after it was struck in Burlington (Photo Credit: Massachusetts State Police)

Despite having a leg injury, the trooper was still able to get out of the cruiser and chase the driver as he tried to run away.

The driver, Robert Cambria, 55, of Andover, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol. State Police said he posted bail overnight and was released from the Concord barracks. He is expected to be arraigned Monday in Woburn District Court.

The trooper was treated at Lahey Clinic.

Both vehicles involved sustained heavy damage.

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Damage done to a vehicle that struck a State Trooper’s car in Burlington. (Photo Credit: Massachusetts State Police)

According to State Police, the trooper’s fully marked car had his emergency lights activated at the time of the crash.

No other details are available at this time.


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