State trooper injured after being hit by alleged drunken driver on I-495

METHUEN, MA (WHDH) - A North Andover man is facing a fourth drunken driving charge after authorities say he crashed into work zone Thursday night and struck Massachusetts State Police trooper.

Joseph Doiron, 59, is accused of crashing into a construction area along I-495 in Methuen while drunk around 8 p.m.

State Police say the trooper was setting up for a road construction detail when he was struck.

The trooper was taken to Holy Family Hospital in Methuen with minor injuries. Doiron was taken to Lawrence General Hospital with minor injuries.

Doiron was arrested and charged with his fourth OUI offense, along with speeding and having an open container of alcohol in his car.

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