This article was written by the Massachuestts State Police.
A Massachusetts State Police trooper is being treated at Salem Hospital after he was struck by a car in nearby Lynn shortly after stopping another vehicle.
At approximately 9:30 p.m. the trooper, a member of the Troop A Community Action Team, stopped a Honda Civic being driven by an impaired operator on Boston Street.
The driver of the car, subsequently identified as Nestor Mendez, 25, of Lynn tried to flee and drove at the trooper as he approached the car, causing him to jump out of the way. After jumping out of the way, the trooper was struck by the second car and sustained upper and lower body injuries. He was conscious and alert as he was transported to Salem Hospital by ambulance. We are not releasing his name at this time.
Trooper Paul Langone captured Mendez a short distance away and charged him with operating under the influence of alcohol; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, the car; assault and battery on a police officer; leaving the scene of a personal injury crash; and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He is being booked at the State Police Barracks in Revere.
No further information is being released at this time.