NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A New Haven truck driver was arrested Saturday after hitting an on-duty Massachusetts State Lieutenant Wednesday.
Connecticut State Troopers identified the driver as 40-year-old Perry Livingston III of New Haven.
The incident happened Wednesday, June 21, on Interstate-495 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. An on-duty Mass. State Police trooper was struck by the tractor-trailer Livingston was driving and fled the scene.
CT state troopers said the Massachusetts State Police Lieutenant sustained serious injuries.
Massachusetts State Police requested assistance from Connecticut State Police in the investigation to help identify the driver of the tractor-trailer.
Connecticut State Police located the tractor trailer Livingston was operating in Milford unoccupied.
Troopers said they obtained an arrest warrant, and Massachusetts State Police, Connecticut State Police, and New Haven Police arrived at Livingston’s home in New Haven, where he was then taken into custody without incident.
Livingston was charged with fugitive from justice and held on a $1-million bond. He appeared at New Haven Superior Court Monday where he faced extradition proceedings to Massachusetts.