At approximately 8 p.m. tonight a Massachusetts State Police cruiser, occupied by a trooper on a detail protecting a road construction crew, was struck by a drunk driver. The crash occurred at a work zone on Route 95 northbound at Exit 32 in Burlington.
The trooper in the cruiser, which was rear-ended, suffered a leg injury. That did not stop him from getting out of the damaged cruiser and, when the driver who hit him tried to run away, pursuing the suspect on foot. The trooper caught the suspect and took him into custody.
The trooper, whose name is not being released tonight, was transported to Lahey Clinic in Burlington with a lower body injury.
The operator was transported to the State Police Barracks in Concord, where he is being booked for operating under the influence of liquor. He is identified as ROBERT M. CAMBRIA, 55, of Abington.
The CAMBRIA was operating 2016 Kia Sorento, which sustained heavy front-end damage. The trooper was in a fully marked Ford police-model utility vehicle with emergency lights activated. The cruiser sustained heavy rear-end damage.
No further information is being released at this time.
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