BOSTON (AP) ― For the fourth time in a month, a Massachusetts state trooper has been hit by a driver while on duty.
Early Saturday, Trooper Corey Rose received minor injuries after he was struck by an allegedly drunk driver while he sat in his cruiser following a traffic stop.
The accident at about 2:30 a.m. pushed Rose’s cruiser into the vehicle he’d stopped on Route 24 north in Taunton. He was treated and released from Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton. Twenty-four-year-old driver Matthew Charette of Bridgewater now faces charges, including drunken driving.
The crash came after Sgt. Douglas Weddleton was killed June 18 when a truck hit him outside his cruiser in Mansfield.
During Independence Day weekend, trooper Sean McGarry and Capt. Francis Hughes were hurt when they were hit outside their cruisers in Peabody and Cambridge.