Mass. State Police cruiser, construction truck hit by drunk driver

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BRAINTREE, Mass. (WLNE) – A Massachusetts State Police cruiser and a contractor’s truck were hit by an impaired, wrong-way driver just after 5 a.m. on Sunday.

The incident happened at a road construction detail on Route 3 southbound in Braintree.

The driver, identified by State Police as 24-year-old Christopher Fay of Arbington, was driving under the influence of alcohol.

Fay was driving a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and suffered non-life threatening injuries.  He was transported to South Shore Hospital.

A Massachusetts State Police cruiser, a 2013 Ford Interceptor, was struck.  The Trooper was not injured.

A 53-year-old Stoughton man who was working for the road contractor was injured after a work truck, a Chevrolet 4500 flatbed was hit. He was transported to South Shore Hospital with minor injuries.

Fay is being charged with the following:

  • Operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor
  • Negligent operation
  • Having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle
  • Wrong way violation

Massachusetts State Police say the scene was cleared at 7:37 a.m.

©WLNE-TV/ABC6 2020

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