Suspect Facing OUI Charges Accused Of Crashing into BPD Cruiser in Roxbury

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – A Cambridge man is facing charges of operating under the influence after allegedly crashing into a Boston Police Cruiser early Sunday morning.

According to Boston Police, officers responded to a call for a motor vehicle crash involving a BPD cruiser in the area of 1885 Columbus Avenue in Roxbury at around 12:58 a.m.

Police arriving on scene found the officer laying on the ground next to his cruiser that was heavily damaged. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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The suspect was later identified as Louis Wallace, 33, of Cambridge, who told police that he had been travelling outbound on Columbus Avenue when the crash occurred.

Police said Wallace "could not provide any reason for the [crash]." He also allegedly appeared "very unsteady on his feet while slurring his words" and smelled of alcohol.

Wallace was taken into custody without incident, and he will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol (2nd Offense), and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

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