BOSTON (CBS) – A Cambridge man was charged with drunk driving early Sunday morning after slamming into a police cruiser in Roxbury.
It happened just before 1 a.m. on Columbus Ave.READ MORE: 7-Month-Old With Rare Genetic Condition Sent Home From Hospital For The First Time Since Being Born
A Boston Police officer was found laying on the ground next to his heavily damaged cruiser when backup arrived.
The officer was rushed to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.READ MORE: Market Basket Worker Hoping To Spread Kindness Helps Veteran Pay For Groceries
Louis Wallace, 33, of Cambridge, said he was driving outbound on Columbus Ave. and slammed into the cruiser, which was driving inbound.
Police said Wallace “could not provide any reason for the collision” and appeared unsteady on his feet while slurring his words. Officers also said they detected a strong smell of alcohol.MORE NEWS: Keller @ Large: Some Republicans Ramp Up Appeals To Get Vaccinated, But Not So Much In Massachusetts
Wallace was charged with second offense operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. He is expected to be arraigned Monday in Roxbury District Court.