The Associated Press

Mass. State Trooper Injured While Working Detail

RANDOLPH, Mass. — A Massachusetts state trooper has been injured after his cruiser was struck from behind by a suspected drunken driver.

A police spokesman says the trooper was in his cruiser at about 2:30 a.m. Friday working a construction detail on Interstate 93 south in Randolph when he was struck by a Land Rover operated by 47-year-old Leslie Minasian of East Bridgewater.

Trooper Michael Isom was transported to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries. Minasian was treated and released from Norwood Hospital. She is scheduled to be arraigned in Quincy District Court on charges including second offense operating under the influence.

The cruiser with its blue lights on was in the far left lane of the highway, which at the time was closed to traffic.

The crash remains under investigation.

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  • Anonymous

    They don’t do enough to these drunk drivers. There is a easy & cheap solution to the problem. We know that taking away their license or car does not stop them, they do over and over again. Stop them from buying alcohol. Anyone who gets arrested for OUI/DUI etc automatically gets a pink vertical license, standardized in all states. Everyone gets carded for every alcohol purchase, pink license NO SALE. This is simple to implement. If you are caught after getting a pink license then you are held in jail for 5 years. And the person that supplied the alcohol gets 5 years. We would do house arrest to save the tax payers from having to support them. Add serious fines $10,000 first offense, $25,000 second. If you buy alcohol for someone you are liable. If you are having a party at your home, etc you better check everyone.

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