Massachusetts: Lowell Police Officer Eric Wayne charged with killing Brian Paula in DUI crash

Lowell Police Officer Eric Wayne killed Brian Paula cop charged with DUI

Lowell Police Officer Eric Wayne was driving the same Land Rover involved in this fatal crash on July 4, 2013 when he was charged with drunk driving….he was suspended with pay after he refused a breath test, a search of his vehicle revealed open beer bottle.

A healthy eating website proclaimed that Lowell Police Officer Eric Wayne changed his life with the healing power of food…Instead of coffee and donuts, Eric is eating greens and drinking wheatgrass. He has become an inspiration in the community as well as in the police department.

From CBS Boston

METHUEN (08/23/2014) – A Lowell police officer has been charged with drunken driving in a crash early Saturday morning that killed a Lawrence man.

Methuen police reported that Eric Wayne, 41, of Lowell was headed west on Riverside Drive in a 2013 Land Rover at about 12:30 a.m. when it appears he crossed the center line and crashed into a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer near the intersection of Strathmore Road.

The driver of the Mercury, 26-year-old Brian Paula of Lawrence, was trapped in his car and firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to reach him.

Paula suffered massive trauma and was taken to Lawrence General Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Paula had picked up his sister from work and was driving with her at the time of the crash. The sister was hospitalized but her name and condition were not available. ….MORE

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