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Alleged Drunk Driver Hits and Kills Lowell Motorcyclist

Over the weekend, an off-duty Massachusetts police officer died in an alleged drunk driving accident after a motorist ran stop a sign and collided with the cyclist.

The 31-year-old accident victim had served in the US Marine Corps for four years and was a decorated six-year Lowell Police Department veteran. After neighbors found him, they began CPR and emergency responders rushed him to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Lowell residents say they’re concerned about the number of accidents at the intersection, which they say needs a stop light or four way stop.

The driver involved in the fatal accident was charged with drunk driving, failure to stop at a stop sign, and an open container violation. He was scheduled to be arraigned yesterday.

Source: Off-duty Lowell officer killed in car crash, NECN.com, September 11, 2010
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