DARTMOUTH (CBS) – An allegedly drunk driver slammed into a police cruiser early Sunday morning in Dartmouth, leaving an officer with minor injuries.

It happened just before 2 a.m. on Route 6 near Connecticut Ave.

A cruiser damaged after being struck by an allegedly drunk driver. (Image Credit: Dartmouth Police)

Officer Manny Demelo was sitting in his cruiser while investigating an earlier crash. Demelo’s cruiser was slammed into by a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado being driven by 56-year-old David Costa of New Bedford.

Demelo was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital for treatment.

Costa was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor and negligent operation.


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