FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WPRI) — An Everett man accused of hitting a Massachusetts State Police trooper along Route 1 appeared in court on Monday, one day after the accident.
Jose Perez-Rodriguez, 25, pleaded not guilty to the charges stemming from a motorcycle collision with the Trooper, who was performing traffic control duties after Sunday’s Patriots game around 4:30 p.m.
Police say the trooper attempted to stop the vehicle at the entrance to the Parking Lot 8 of Gillette Stadium.
According to police, Perez-Rodriguez was driving erratically and on the wrong side of the road in order to flee right before he hit the trooper.
A police report states that officers smelled and found a small amount of marijuana in Perez-Rodriguez’s possession, and a friend of his said he had been drinking before the crash.
The trooper, a captain whose name has not been released, was held overnight at Boston Medical Center where he was treated for facial and head lacerations. Police said he is expected to make a full recovery.
Meanwhile, Perez-Rodriguez was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess and then released to police Sunday night.
Prosecutors revealed in court that the Everett man was changed in a similar accident this summer during which he appeared to flee police on his motorcycle and crash into a utility pole.
A Wrentham District Court judge has revoked Perez-Rodriguez’s bail, so he will be held until he is set to appear back in court later this month.
In the meantime, police are investigating the crash and whether Perez-Rodriguez was under the influence.