An 83-year-old motorist was arrested after using his vehicle to force a police cruiser into the path of an oncoming 18 wheeler on I-95 in Newbury, Massachusetts, early this morning.
State police began following the white 2015 Mercedez-Benz after noticing that he was driving erratically. They pursued the driver onto northbound I-95, where the man stopped in the breakdown lane.
As police were talking to the man, he suddenly hit the gas and drove his car into the rear end of the unoccupied police cruiser. This forced the cruiser into the right lane of traffic, where it was hit by 2007 Peterbilt. The motorist then drove about 500 more feet before his car went off the road and stopped.
The elderly man was taken to the hospital for treatment of possible minor injuries. No one else, including the 27-year-old Illinois truck driver, was harmed in the crash.
News on the motorist’s condition and identity have not been released, but he is expected to be charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, malicious destruction of property, and resisting arrest.