Cruiser, Work Truck Struck by Impaired Wrong Way Driver at Road Construction Detail

Just after 5 AM today 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.  

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:

  1. Operating under the influence of liquor;
  2. Negligent operation;
  3. Having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle; and 
  4. Wrong way violation. 

The scene was cleared at 7:37 AM