A driver has been charged with operating under the influence after an overnight crash in Saugus left a police officer injured in the fourth work-zone crash since June 27.
Just after midnight along Route 1 North in Saugus, Newburyport resident Denny Miller, 43, crashed into a Revere police officer’s SUV, rolling the vehicle, WCVB reported. The officer had been working alongside a mobile repair crew at the time of the incident.
The collision, which totaled the cruiser, resulted in Miller being charged with OUI for a second time after a previous conviction in Ohio, CBS Boston reported.
Investigators alleged that Miller"ignored all warning signs, arrow boards, and police lights warning him to move over to the middle of left lanes," according to a statement from state police spokesman David Procopio that was quoted by Boston.com.
The officer was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital before being treated and released, Boston.com added.
Miller was charged with OUI, failure to move for an emergency vehicle and failure to take care in stopping/starting, according to CBS Boston. He was expected to be arraigned on Thursday in Lynn District Court.
This crash is the fourth to involve an alleged drunk driver striking another vehicle or person in a work zone since June 27, according to WCVB.