, Salem, MA

August 30, 2013

Police: Drunken driver rams Boston police vehicle

By Neil H. Dempsey
Staff Writer

---- — PEABODY — Boston police say a local woman was arrested on a drunken-driving charge early Wednesday morning after she struck a department vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue, injuring a detective who was inside.

Darzi Perez, 23, of Peabody, was arrested on charges of drunken driving and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, according to a post on the department’s official website.

Officers from the South End district responded to a report of the accident at Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard about 3:45 a.m. and found a department vehicle with heavy damage to its passenger side, along with a Toyota that had sustained heavy front-end damage.

The detective was in the driver’s seat of the vehicle when police arrived. He or she was subsequently transported to Boston Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Perez, who was found in the Toyota, failed a field sobriety test and was then arrested, according to the post.