Mass. Lt. Gov. Murray in car accident

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November 2, 2011, 12:45 pm

(NECN: Julie Loncich, Boston) - Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murry said he avoided serious injury when the state-issued vehicle he was driving hit a patch of ice early Wednesday and rolled over on a state highway.

Murray was alone in the vehicle at the time, and when state police arrived at the scene, he asked for them to perform a field sobriety test so their would be no questions about whether the lieutenant governor was impaired behind the wheel.

Murray was driving on Interstate 190 in Sterling, just north of Worcester where he lives, when he hit the patch of ice. He was wearing his seat belt and the vehicle's airbag deployed.

State police say they are investigating the crash and say they expect to release a report on it later on Wednesday.

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