State Police: Trooper Hit by Drunk Motorcyclist

STATE POLICEREVERE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper has been hit by a motorcyclist who authorities say was under the influence of alcohol at the time.

State police say the trooper had just gotten out of his cruiser after stopping a car at Revere Beach on Saturday evening when he was struck. Authorities say the trooper had observed the motorcyclist moments earlier speeding and operating recklessly.

After hitting the trooper, state police say the motorcyclist hit a car and then tried to run away on foot before troopers arrested him.

The motorcyclist, who was later identified as Danilo Diroche, was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries. The 26-year-old Lynn man faces numerous charges. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

The trooper’s name was not immediately released.

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