Mass. State Trooper Severely Injures Passenger in Alleged OUI

An off-duty Massachusetts State Police officer was arrested on OUI charges shortly before 1 a.m. on Saturday.

Trooper Dale Jenkins crashed his car on Route 114 in North Andover, Massachusetts and severely injured his passenger, an adult male, in the crash. In addition, Jenkins was armed with a personal weapon.

Jenkins was immediately relieved of duty and his license to carry firearms were suspended. There will be an administrative hearing next week to determine his duty status for the entirety of the criminal proceedings against him.

The victim was Medflighted to a Boston area hospital where he remains in care. Jenkins was briefly treated at Lowell General Hospital and has been released into the custody of North Andover Police.

Jenkins will be arraigned next week on charges of OUI causing serious bodily injury and carrying a firearm while intoxicated.

Jenkins joined State Police in 2000. He is currently assigned to the Gang Unit.

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