Thursday, 4:30 PM
Boston officer hurt, police say suspect rammed cruiser with car
By Globe Staff
A Boston police officer was hurt early this morning when a man fleeing a traffic stop slammed into his cruiser in Dorchester, police said.
Officers were trying to stop a man on Dorchester Avenue at about 3 a.m. when he drove off on the wrong side of the road and hit the cruiser, police said. The officer driving the cruiser was taken to a local hospital with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.
Police arrested the driver of the car after they said he tried to flee the crash scene. Jamaine Warner, 29, of Dorchester, was charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving with an expired license. Warner is scheduled to be arraigned later today in Dorchester District Court.