Middleborough Officer Placed on Leave

A Middleborough, Mass. officer was placed on leave Saturday after results of an investigation by Massachusetts Environmental Police, according to a statement by Middleborough Police Chief Joseph Perkins.

The off-duty officer was allegedly involved in a crash riding an ATV early Saturday morning in Middleborough. The officer and a passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries. Both were transported to a hospital.

Perkins said as department protocol, all crashes involving ATVs are turned over to the Massachusetts Environmental Police and the department is fully cooperating with their investigation.

Perkins also said the Middleborough Police Department is conducting their own investigation into the matter.

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