New Haven Man Arrested for Hit-and-Run of State Trooper

 by TWIW StaffJune 19, 2021

Update: 6/19: A joint investigation by the Massachusetts State Police [MSP], Connecticut State police and New Haven Police led to the arrest of a man in connection with striking a MSP Lieutenant while driving a tractor-trailer on Wednesday, June 16.

Perry Livingston, 40, of New Haven, was arrested on Saturday, June 19, at his residence.

Connecticut State Police located the tractor-trailer Livingston drove at the time of the hit-and-run in Milford , CT. The tractor-trailer was seized pending a search warrant. The vehicle was unoccupied at the time it was located.


The original story appears below, published on Wednesday, June 16.


The Massachusetts State Police ]MSP] seek to locate a tractor-trailer that struck a State Police Lieutenant on I-495 north in Hopkinton around 10:30 AM on Wednesday, June 16.

The incident took place prior to the exit from I-459 to I-90 [Mass Pike]. The Lieutenant was outside the police vehicle at the time of the incident, checking on another tractor-trailer. The truck hit the police cruiser and the Lieutenant but did not stop and fled the scene.

The Lieutenant suffered injuries to his arm and hand. Emergency response transported the Lieutenant to UMass Medical Center in Worcester.

State Police believe the truck is a Freightliner from model year 1998-2001. It has a blue cab and white trailer and may have minor damage to its passenger side that could include white paint transferred from the unmarked cruiser that was struck.

The video below, provided by the Massachusetts State Police, shows footage taken from the on-board camera of the truck the Lieutenant was checking on at the time struck.

MSP asks anyone with information about this truck to conact the State Police Charlton Barracks at (508) 721-4040.

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