Man arrested after hitting Massachusetts State Trooper with vehicle

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LYNN, Mass. (WWLP) – A Massachusetts State Trooper arrested a man Monday who’s suspected of intentionally hitting a state trooper with his 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Lynn that morning.

Massachusetts State Police (MSP) reporting that the man, 19-year-old Wilmer Arieas-Cespedes, was arrested on multiple charges after a State Trooper identified his vehicle following the issue of a “be on the lookout” notice.

At roughly 2 a.m. Monday, police responded to a noise complaint at a Lynn business. Arieas-Cespedes responded to the officer’s inquiry by hitting the officer with his car causing minor injuries. With the assistance of Boston Police, State Troopers apprehended Arieas-Cespedes. He is being held without bail and was officially charged at the Lynn District Court on Monday.

Arieas-Cespedes faces the following charges:

  • Assault and Battery on a Police Officer;
  • Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (vehicle);
  • Failure to Stop for Police; and
  • Speeding.

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