DEERFIELD (CBS/AP) — Two Deerfield police officers who had pulled over a person suspected of drunk driving are recovering after being hit by a second alleged impaired driver.

Officers Timothy Boland and Nick Limoges suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries at about 2 a.m. Saturday and are being treated at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.

Two officers and this Deerfield cruiser were hit by a driver allegedly under the influence of drugs. (Photo credit: Deerfield Police Department)

The officers were able to call for help after being hit.

State police arrested the driver who allegedly hit the officers. He was identified Sunday as 27-year-old Timothy Avery, of Agawam. He faces multiple charges, including operating while under the influence of drugs.

According to police, the original driver who had been pulled had a child in the car and faces multiple charges. That person’s name  has not been released.

Police say the two officers were on the side of the road when they and their cruiser, which had its emergency lights on, were hit by Avery.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Comments