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Man arrested after crashing into police chief’s cruiser

November 27, 2018

ROCKLAND, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police chief whose vehicle was struck by a hit-and-run driver successfully chased down and arrested the suspect following the crash.

Rockland Chief John Llewellyn was at an intersection Saturday when his car was struck by 65-year-old Richard Cirignano.

Llewellyn was leaving a town event when he says he was struck by Cirignano running a red light. He and his passenger — his wife Susan — were uninjured.

Llewellyn says he quickly got angry, turned on his police lights and pursued Cirignano, eventually pulling him over and charging him with drunken driving and other offenses.

Cirignano was arraigned Monday and his license has been suspended for 180 days.

He tells WFXT-TV that he was sorry, saying he “made a big mistake” and that he’s glad the chief wasn’t injured.

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Information from: WFXT-TV, http://www.myfoxboston.com

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