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Brockton Man Charged With Drunk Driving After Milton Crash Involving Cruiser

Officials were unable to say if one of the victims transported to the hospital was in the police cruiser

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Two people were injured and a police cruiser was damaged in a three-car crash involving a drunk driver early Monday morning in Milton, Massachusetts, according to Massachusetts State Police.

The Milton Fire Department responded to a call for a crash around 12:30 a.m. at Blue Hills Parkway and Brush Hill Road. Two people were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. One of the cars involved was the Hampden County Sheriff's cruiser.

The crash involved a 2011 BMW sedan, operated by Julien Fernandes, 25 of Brockton, a 2018 Acura sedan, operated by a 27-year-old man from Brockton, and a 2021 Ford Explorer, belonging to the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department.

The Hampden County Sheriff’s Department said their officer was on his way to work when the crash occurred. The officer, who was taken to the hospital as a precaution, was "sore and shaken up" but not seriously hurt. The cruiser is likely totaled, the office said.

Fernandes failed to stop at a red traffic light and crashed into the Ford before striking the Acura, according to a preliminary investigation by State police.

Fernandes was arrested and taken to the Milton Barracks for booking. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to stop.

The crash is being investigated by Milton police. No further information was immediately available.

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