Officer hurt, suspect arrested in an alleged OUI crash at a Route 1 work zone

A Revere police officer at a Route 1 work zone was injured overnight when a car struck his vehicle. The driver of that car is facing multiple charges.

According to state police, the crash happened just after midnight on Route 1 in Saugus, where a vehicle struck a Revere police officer’s crusier on a mobile pothole repair detail.

An investigation determined that the driver “ignored all warning signs, arrow boards, and police lights warning him to move over to the middle of left lanes,” according to a statement from state police spokesman David Procopio.

That vehicle flipped over after striking the officer’s car, according to Revere police.

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The police officer was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was treated and released, according to Revere Police Lieutenant Amy O’Hara. “He is very lucky to be OK…just banged up a bit,” she said.

The driver, 43-year-old Denny D. Miller of Newburyport, faces several charges, including Operating Under the Influence  (second offense), according to Procopio. Miller will be arraigned in Lynn District Court.

This is the latest in a series of recent incidents involving suspected drunken drivers crashing into road crews on local highways, including a June 28 crash in which a highway worker was killed on I-93 in Medford. The driver in that crash was charged with motor vehicle homicide.

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