A Massachusetts State Police trooper was arrested Wednesday on domestic violence charges, the department said.
Jordan Cavaco, 27, of Brockton was scheduled to be arraigned in Boston on domestic assault and battery, strangulation, and kidnapping charges, the department said in a statement. It was not clear if he had an attorney.
He was arrested in connection with an alleged incident that occurred in May.
Cavaco was driving on Interstate 93 when he got into an argument with a woman he was dating, police said. He pulled off the highway, choked and punched the woman, then prevented her from getting out of the vehicle, police said.
State police became aware of the allegations last week when the woman filed a report with local police, the agency said. Cavaco has been suspended without pay.
Cavaco graduated from the State Police Academy in 2020 and was most recently assigned to the Framingham Barracks.