REVERE, Mass. (AP) -- An off-duty state trooper was charged Monday with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol following an early morning crash in Revere that injured another trooper performing a traffic stop.
Trooper Shawn D'Amato, 43, faces other charges in connection the crash on Route 1 just before 1 a.m., department spokesman David Procopio said in a statement.
The 19-year veteran rear-ended a stationary cruiser with its blue emergency lights on in the breakdown lane and with Trooper John Phonesavanh inside. The impact pushed the cruiser into the vehicle that had been pulled over, injuring a 29-year-old Chelsea man. His name was not made public.
Phonesavanh, who is assigned to the Revere Barracks, called in the crash himself and began checking on the condition of the other drivers.
All three men were taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life threatening.
D'Amato faces arraignment in Chelsea District Court when he is released from the hospital, Procopio said. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer.
D'Amato's service weapon and other department property was confiscated and he was relieved of duty pending an internal hearing later this week. He had been assigned to Logan International Airport.
The investigation continues.