Funeral Set for Trooper Struck in Highway Incident

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) – Funeral services have been set for a state trooper who died in a car accident that authorities say was caused by a drunken driver.

A funeral mass for Sgt. Douglas Weddleton has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Brockton. Visitation will be at the church from 1:15 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say Weddleton pulled over a motorist on Interstate 95 north in Mansfield early Friday morning and was out of his cruiser when a pickup driven by Anthony Perry struck the other car, pushing it into Weddleton.

The driver of the first vehicle, 43-year-old Kenneth Weiand of Walpole, faces drunken driving charges. Perry has pleaded not guilty to motor vehicle homicide, drunken driving and speeding

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