4 troopers hurt after suspected drunk driver hits cruisers

SE Mass

BROCKTON, Mass. (WPRI) — A Brockton man is facing charges including operating under the influence after Massachusetts State Police say he crashed into two of their cruisers early Monday morning.

According to police, the troopers were conducting a traffic stop in the breakdown lane of Route 27 North around 1 a.m. when a car driven by Frandy Rodriguez hit one of the cruisers from behind, pushing it into the second cruiser and the car they had pulled over.

Each cruiser was occupied by a field training officer and a recent police academy graduate, officials said. All four were treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the driver who was pulled over, a 29-year-old Brockton man, was taken to the hospital by a Good Samaritan with possible minor injuries.

In addition to OUI, Rodriguez was charged with operating after registration suspension or revocation.

This story has been updated to reflect the correct charges against Rodriguez after Mass. State Police issued a correction on Friday.

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