WOBURN (CBS) — The man State Police say drunkenly crashed into a trooper’s cruiser on I-95 Sunday night in Burlington was arraigned Monday morning in Woburn District Court.

Prosecutors said that trooper broke his leg in the crash, but was still able to arrest 55-year-old Robert Cambria of Abington about 100 yards away.

Robert Cambria in court Monday. (WBZ-TV)

Cambria was charged with OUI, leaving the scene of a crash, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding. He was released on $1,000 bail.

According to prosecutors, Cambria slammed into the back of the cruiser driving his Kia Sorrento, while the trooper was on a detail protecting road crews working at Exit 32.

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

State Police said Cambria began to flee after the crash, so the trooper chased him down.

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

“He continued driving, though his car had suffered severe front-end damage, and he couldn’t get very far,” the prosecution said.

Cambria is due back in court in June.


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