|Man hit by Framingham Police cruiser||June 12, 2012|
|Norman Miller 508-626-3823||Metrowest Daily News|
FRAMINGHAM -- A Framingham man was drunk when he tried to cross Rte. 9 on Sunday and was struck by a police cruiser, authorities said.
Burk Wright, 52, was taken into protective custody after the 1:35 a.m. crash on Worcester Road near Prospect Street, police spokesman Lt. Ron Brandolini said.
The lieutenant said Officer Edwin Guzman was on Rte. 9 westbound when a pedestrian ran in front of the cruiser. Wright was knocked to the ground and suffered several scrapes, but he initially refused medical treatment.
But due to the level of his intoxication, officers took Wright into protective custody, police said. He later went to MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham to be examined.
The incident is under investigation.
Police log file: 06_10_12.htm 1203973 02:07 PROTECTIVE CUSTODY: WRIGHT, BURK 6 LESLIE RD FRAMINGHAM, MA DOB:12/07/59 Arrested@ PROSPECT ST / WORCESTER RD for PROTECTIVE CUSTODY-ALCOHOL Officer: HURTON, GUZMAN, SKINNION
Was the officer even asked if he was texting/talking on his phone?
Protective custody is like being arrested without all that messy paperwork.
When a car strikes an officer, the driver is always drunk.
Funny how that works.
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