2 Arrested After Distracted Driver Strikes Cruiser in Randolph

Two men were arrested Saturday night after a woman struck an empty police cruiser in Randolph, Massachusetts.

While officers were inside a home on North Street making arrests at a party that had gotten out of hand, police said the woman crashed a Mercedes into the rear driver's side of a cruiser parked outside.

Police said that the 30-year-old driver who struck the cruiser was distracted at the time of the crash.

While providing first aid to the driver, police said her boyfriend, Luis Ronald Baez, 21, of Brockton, confronted authorities in an aggressive manner and interfered with the medical evaluation.

Baez was arrested and charged with assault and hindering a firefighter.

Unrelated to the crash, police arrested the owner of the North Street home, 37-year-old Manuel Andrade. He was charged with being a keeper of a disorderly house.

Both men are scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Hingham District Court.

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