The Salem News
---- — LYNN (AP) — State police have arrested a drug suspect who allegedly tried to run over a trooper, then crashed into several cars trying to escape.
State Police spokesman David Procopio said yesterday that 26-year-old Luis Rosario of Boston was hospitalized after a trooper shot him in the arm during the pursuit in Lynn.
Procopio said the trooper pulled Rosario over at about 3:30 p.m., but was knocked off his feet when Rosario drove away. The trooper wasn’t seriously hurt.
Officers pursued Rosario, who allegedly struck two state cruisers and two civilian cars before a wheel came off his SUV.
Procopio said Rosario took the car of a woman trying to help one of the crash victims.
He abandoned it and was arrested on foot shortly after.
It’s not known if he has a lawyer.