By Staff

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.

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Smith was arrested at the scene after an investigation, Taunton Police said.

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He has been with the Taunton Police Department since November 2000.

Massachusetts State Police are helping investigate the crash.

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Smith was also charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Staff