SECOND UPDATE — Trooper Struck by Motorcycle; Suspect Booked

SECOND UPDATE

The Massachusetts State Police trooper injured yesterday when struck by a wrong-way operator on a motorcycle was held overnight at Boston Medical Center for observation. He suffered blunt force injuries from the impact of being hit, including facial/head lacerations and contusions. He holds the rank of captain. His name is not being released at this time.

The suspect, JOSE PEREZ-RODRIGUEZ, 25, of Everett, was released from Beth Israel Deaconess last night and booked at the Foxboro Barracks on charges related to reckless operation. A bail clerk set bail at $5,040. PEREZ-RODRIGUEZ is expected to be arraigned today in Wrentham District Court.

The reason troopers initially attempted to stop PEREZ-RODRIGUEZ was for erratic operation of the motorcycle. As noted yesterday, he refused to stop for troopers and fled, driving the wrong way, going south in the northbound lane, before striking the MSP captain who tried to stop him outside the P8 parking area.

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