TAUNTON (CBS) — A Taunton Police sergeant is on administrative leave after he was arrested early Sunday morning. Forty-nine-year-old Shawn Smith, of Raynham, was charged with OUI causing serious injury after a crash involving his pickup truck and a motorcycle.
Police responded to the crash on Harvey Street near South Crane Avenue at 1:30 a.m. The motorcyclist, a 52-year-old Rehoboth man, had serious injuries and was rushed to a Brockton hospital. He was later transported to Tufts Medical Center in Boston. His injuries are non-life-threatening.READ MORE: 'Unusual Situation': Why Gas Prices Are So Expensive - And How You Can Save Money
Smith was arrested at the scene after an investigation, Taunton Police said.READ MORE: Boston To Remove Tents At 'Mass And Cass' Homeless Encampments; Public Health Crisis Declared
He has been with the Taunton Police Department since November 2000.
Massachusetts State Police are helping investigate the crash.MORE NEWS: Plane Headed To ALCS Game In Boston Crashes In Texas, No Serious Injuries Reported
Smith was also charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle.