Westport Police Charge Teen After Car Crash Injures Officer
WESTPORT — A Somerset teen has been charged after after allegedly rear ending a Westport police cruiser and injuring an officer early Sunday morning.
Westport police said the cruiser was stopped with emergency lights activated in the breakdown lane on State Road near Rt. 88 when it was rear ended by a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old boy.
The crash took place at around 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5.
One police officer was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.
The second driver refused medical attention, police said.
Both vehicles were heavily damaged in the crash.
Following an investigation, the teenager is facing a court summons for violations including negligent operation, being a minor in possession of liquor, and using an electronic device while driving.
He has not been publicly identified by Westport police.