Mass. Trooper Struck by Alleged Drunken Driver

A Massachusetts State Police trooper was struck while working a highway detail by an alleged drunken driver early Friday morning on Interstate 93 in Randolph.


BOSTON --

A Massachusetts State Police trooper was struck while working a highway detail by an alleged drunken driver early Friday morning on Interstate 93 in Randolph.

Trooper Michael Isom was struck by Leslie Minasian, 47, of East Bridgewater, who was driving a Land Rover Discovery Sport along the southbound side of the roadway at about 2:30 a.m., police said.

Isom, 41, suffered head and back injuries and was taken to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries.

Minasian was arrested and and charged with drunken driving, police said. She was ordered held on $6,500 bail at her arraignment at Quincy District Court.

The crash happened about 1,000 feet from the ramp to Route 24 southbound. At the time of the crash, police said the far left lane was closed to traffic. The lane closure was marked by signs and arrow boards and the cruiser's emergency lights were activated.

The trooper's cruiser sustained heavy rear-end damage and was spun around by the force of the impact, police said.

Isom remained hospitalized, and officials said he is expected to be OK.

Prosecutors said Minasian's driving record includes an OUI in 1988, four failures to stop and nine speeding violations.

 

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