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Massachusetts drunk driving accident claims life of state trooper at road construction site

Two motorists have been charged in the wake of an alleged Massachusetts drunk driving accident that claimed the life of a state trooper.

The accident occurred early Friday on I-95 in Mansfield, the Sun-Chronicle reported. The trooper was blocking an exit ramp as crews established a construction site when he stopped a motorist for attempting the get around his cruiser. Another vehicle slammed into them, fatally injuring the trooper and dragging him across all three lanes of travel.

The 43-year-old Walpole man who was driving the first vehicle allegedly tested .20 upon a blood-alcohol examination, well over twice the legal limit of .08 in Massachusetts. The man reportedly works in the probation department of Boston Municipal Court, where part of his job is assisting with the electronic monitoring of drunk driving offenders.

The other driver, a 45-year-old Hyde Park man, was expected to be freed on $10,000 bail after pleading not guilty to a number of charges, including motor vehicle homicide and drunk driving. His defense attorney said the defendant tested .07, below the legal limit for drunk driving.

As we reported recently on our Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog, a 34-year-old woman is also facing vehicular homicide charges after a Massachusetts car accident at a road construction site claimed the life of a man working on Route 3 in Chelmsford in December.

Emergency responders and construction workers are often injured in Massachusetts road construction accidents. Accidents at construction sites are also a leading cause of Massachusetts workers’ compensation claims.

If you have been injured in a Boston car accident or a Massachusetts work accident, contact Boston Injury Attorney Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333.