PORTSMOUTH (CBS) – A Gloucester man is accused of driving drunk and slamming into a police cruiser in New Hampshire.
Around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a Portsmouth Police officer was directing traffic on Lafayette Road with the cruiser’s blue lights flashing.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Bicyclist Hit And Killed By Pickup Truck In Ipswich
The officer saw a car not slowing down, and jumped out of the way before impact.
Police arrested 43-year-old Scott Richardson of Gloucester. He is now facing charges of driving while intoxicated and negligent driving.READ MORE: 'People Were Thrown On The Floor': 25 Injured After Green Line Trains Crash In Boston
Richardson’s passenger was taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital with minor injuries.
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Richardson was released on person recognizance and is set to be arraigned August 9.