A Boston man accused of “intentionally striking” a Massachusetts State Police trooper with his vehicle has been arrested, according to police.
Wilmer Arias-Cespedes, 19, of Mattapan, faces multiple charges after the reported incident early Sunday morning in Lynn.
At around 2 a.m. Sunday, a Mass State Police trooper responded to a noise complaint at a business on the Lynnway, police said.
Arias-Cespedes is accused of “intentionally striking” the responding trooper with his vehicle, State Police said. The trooper suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Later on Sunday, a trooper was on American Legion Highway in Boston when he saw a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle’s description — a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The driver, Arias-Cespedes, was placed under arrest with the assistance of Boston police officers. He was then transported to the Revere Barracks for booking.
Arias-Cespedes appeared at Lynn District on Monday, and was ordered held without bail.
He has been charged with assault and battery on a police officer; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (vehicle); failure to stop for police; and speeding.
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