A Worcester woman was charged Tuesday with drunken driving after she allegedly rear-ended a State Police vehicle that was positioned to protect workers in a construction zone on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Brighton Monday night, authorities said.
Ann Lyn King, 45, was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on five charges, including operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation in a construction zone, State Police said.
A not-guilty plea was entered on her behalf.
The judge imposed a $1,000 surety that she return to court on March 7 and set conditions of release that she not drive and must remain alcohol-free while her case is pending.
Trooper Mark Lombardi was parked alongside a maintenance crew performing light pole inspections on the westbound side of the highway when his Ford Interceptor sport utility vehicle was struck from behind by King’s Kia Sorrento just before 10:30 p.m., State Police said.
The collision caused King’s car to roll onto its side and inflicted heavy damage on the right side, authorities said.
Following the crash, Lombardi called the State Police barracks in Weston to report the crash and to request an ambulance, State Police said. He was taken to Boston Medical Center with minor injuries.
King did not suffer any visible injuries, State Police said.
King was arrested by another responding trooper.
The crash took place near the Newton line, State Police said.Catalina Gaitan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.