LOWELL (CBS) – Two Lowell police cruisers were hit by a car overnight right outside of a neighborhood precinct.
Both were parked near the intersection of Bridge Street and VFW Highway when a car slammed into them around 10:30 p.m. Monday.
No one was in either cruiser at the time. The crash was captured on surveillance video.
🎥 surveillance footage showing the moment 2 Lowell Police cruisers were hit last night while parked outside a neighborhood precinct on Bridge St. I’m told there was no one in either cruiser at the time. Police say no significant injuries reported @wbz pic.twitter.com/AY5dkalCSW
— Nick Giovanni (@NickGNews) September 7, 2021
The car that hit them flipped over and landed on its side in the middle of the street. The driver, later identified as 26-year-old Timothy Sawyer of Lowell, was hurt, but not seriously, according to police.
He was arraigned on the charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and failure to stop.
Sawyer was released on personal recognizance and is due back in court October 28.