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Cambridge car accident that injures trooper blamed on drunk driving

A 39-year-old man has been charged with drunk driving in connection with a Cambridge car accident that injured a state trooper, the Globe reported.

It is the third time in two weeks that a Massachusetts state trooper has been struck by a motorist. As we reported on our Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog, a trooper was struck in the leg while conducting a traffic stop on southbound Route 128 over the Fourth of July weekend. And a 52-year-old state trooper was killed on 1-95 while making a traffic stop. Both drivers in that case have been charged with drunk driving.

In this case, the defendant reportedly told investigators that he had consumed four beers in the half hour before the Cambridge crash. He pleaded not guilty to charges of operating under the influence, operating under the influence of liquor causing serious bodily injury with negligence and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Authorities say the man has two other OUIs on his record. State police say they gave him a blood-alcohol test two hours after the crash and he tested .15, nearly twice the legal limit of .08 for drunk driving in Massachusetts.

He was allegedly driving a Nissan Maxima when he hit a state police captain who was directing traffic in Cambridge following the Fourth of July fireworks display.

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