Massachusetts man arrested for hitting State Trooper with car

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LYNN, Mass. (WLNE) – A man wanted for intentionally striking a State Trooper was arrested Sunday.

Massachusetts State Police confirm a Trooper was on patrol on American Legion Highway, when he saw a car matching the description of the one that had hit another Trooper.

The Trooper had been hit at around 2 a.m. Sunday when they were responding to a noise complaint. The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Wilmer Arias-Cespedes, 19, of Mattapan was taken into custody and is being held without bail.

He was arraigned Monday on the following charges:

  • Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
  • Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (vehicle)
  • Failure to Stop For Police
  • Speeding
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