State Police report arresting a Medford man on OUI charges after he allegedly rammed into a cruiser stopped on Storrow Drive, setting off a chain reaction that also damaged a second cruiser and sent a man to the hospital.
State Police say two troopers had stopped a motorist for unspecified traffic violations around 2:40 a.m. on Storrow inbound at Charles Street. The troopers and the man were standing outside the vehicles when, State Police say, Eduardo DaSilva, 28, drove his Kia Sportage into the rear cruiser at a high rate of speed.
The Sportage struck the left rear of the first parked cruiser, a marked 2009 Ford Crown Victoria, and pushed that cruiser into the cruiser parked in front of it. That impact then pushed the second parked cruiser, a marked 2014 Ford Explorer, into the Lynn man who had been the subject of the traffic stop and who was outside of his vehicle.
The Lynn man suffered injuries believed to be non-life threatening and was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital by Boston EMS.
Neither trooper was injured. The Crown Victoria had to be towed from the scene, State Police say.
DaSilva was charged with OUI, negligent operation, driving without a license, speeding and failing to change lanes for an emergency vehicle. He was held in lieu of $10,040 bail, State Police say.