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Bridgewater Man Accused Of Injuring Trooper

Prosecutors say a Bridgewater man accused of injuring a state trooper when he rear-ended his cruiser had a blood alcohol limit more than double the legal limit.

Matthew Charette was released without bail and ordered to avoid alcohol after pleading not guilty to drunken driving and other charges at his arraignment Monday in Taunton District Court.

Police say the 24-year-old Charette was headed north on Route 24 at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday when he struck the cruiser. Trooper Corey Rose was inside processing another vehicle he had stopped. Rose was treated for minor injuries. Charette and the driver of the other vehicle also suffered minor injuries.

There have been a series of accidents involving on-duty state troopers in the past month, including one fatality.

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This program aired on July 19, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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