Chelsea Man Arrested After Striking Pedestrian in Boston

This morning, just about 2 a.m., troopers from State Police–Tunnels arrested ADELMO RODRIGUEZ, 47, of Chelsea for several offenses, including: Operating under the Influence of Liquor; Attempted Murder; and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, 2 counts.

Troopers, while on patrol on Porter Street in East Boston, observed a gray Toyota Corolla driving in reverse and crash into a light pole, causing the vehicle to become stuck on a utility box. As Troopers arrived, the driver was attempting to dislodge the vehicle by aggressively accelerating forward and backward and in the direction of the troopers.  After several verbal commands were given, RODRIGUEZ exited his vehicle and was ordered to the ground and placed under arrest. 

Preliminary investigation indicates a pedestrian had been struck and was located lying on the sidewalk.  Boston EMS responded and transported the pedestrian to an area hospital for injuries. A second vehicle was also struck and located with heavy damage rendering it inoperable.  The occupants of that vehicle were not injured. 

RODRIQUEZ was transported to the Tunnels Barracks for booking and charged with the following offenses:

1.) Assault with a Dangerous Weapon;

2.) Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle;

3.) Operating Under the Influence of Liquor;

4.) Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, 2 counts;

5.) Leave the Scene of Personal Injury;

6.) Leave the Scene of Property Damage;

7.) Resist Arrest;

8.) Threat to Commit a Crime;

9.) Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle; and

10.) Marked Lanes Violation.

RODRIGUEZ is expected to be arraigned today in East Boston District Court.  The crash remains under investigation by troopers assigned to Troop H. No further information is available. Please do not call the barracks direct for information.