An East Boston man allegedly carjacked his Uber driver’s vehicle and drove drugged before striking a state Department of Transportation worker on Route 1 northbound in Revere just after midnight Thursday.
Matthew Ricco Tyre, 29, was arrested and charged with carjacking, operating under the influence of drugs, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, assault and battery on a police officer, negligent operation, and other charges, according to an email from state police.
The 52-year-old MassDOT worker from Revere suffered nonlife-threatening injuries as a result of the crash and was taken to MelroseWakefield Hospital.
Police believe the carjacking of the Uber driver, a 29-year-old Revere man who was driving a 2017 Honda Civic, happened in the vicinity of Route 1 near Route 16 in Revere. Tyre was reportedly driving the vehicle when it struck the worker, who had been in a pickup truck with an arrow board activated helping state police at the scene of an earlier operating under the influence crash near Route 1’s Sargent Street exit.
As the worker was getting out of the pickup truck, that’s when he was struck by the Civic, police said. Tyre allegedly tried to flee from the scene, but Trooper Devon Surian caught up to him and he was arrested. He was planned to be arraigned in Chelsea District Court on Thursday.