Cruiser, Work Truck Struck by Impaired Wrong-Way Driver at Road Construction Detail
Just after 5 AM on November 15, 2020, the Massachusetts State Police report that an MSP cruiser and a contractor’s truck were hit by an impaired, wrong-way driver at a road construction detail on Route 3 southbound in Braintree.
The subsequent investigation by responding Troopers determined that the wrong-way driver, CHRISTOPHER FAY, 24, of Abington, was operating under the influence of alcohol.
FAY, who was driving a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee, suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash and was transported to South Shore Hospital. He is expected to be released from the hospital today.
The Trooper, a male, was not injured when his cruiser, a 2013 Ford Interceptor utility, was struck. However, a 53-year-old Stoughton man employed by the road contractor was injured when a work truck, a Chevrolet 4500 flatbed, was struck. The worker was transported to South Shore Hospital with minor injuries.
FAY is being charged with the following offenses:
- Operating under the influence of liquor;
- Negligent operation;
- Having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle; and
- Wrong-way violation.
Trooper Injured, Suspect Charged with OUI, After Cruiser Struck, Rt 93, Milton
At 10:22 PM Monday, November 3, 2020, a Massachusetts State Police cruiser was struck by a suspected drunk driver operating a pickup truck on Route 93 southbound, north of Squantum Street, in Milton, causing minor injuries to the Trooper.
The suspect, KIMBERLY JOHNSON, 40, of Brockton was placed under arrest for OUI-Alcohol and transported to the State Police-South Boston Barracks for booking.
The male Trooper was transported to Milton Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The trooper was treated and released.
JOHNSON was operating a 2019 Ford F-250 pickup truck.
JOHNSON was bailed from the barracks and is expected to be arraigned in Quincy District Court.
The crash necessitated the closure of the three leftmost lanes of Route 93 southbound. All lanes were reopened at 12:15 AM.