Another Massachusetts officer killed by Drunk Driver

In a blog article I wrote earlier this summer, I discussed the increasing number of Massachusetts police officer injuries and fatalities cause by drunk drivers. This trend led to increased law enforcement on the Commonwealth’s roads and highways, more arrests, and a very busy summer for defense attorneys such as myself. These numbers are not going to go down anytime soon in the greater Lowell area, as a highly-decorated, off-duty police officer was killed by an alleged drunk driver just steps from Lowell District Court, where the 26-year-old suspect found himself held on $5,000 bail earlier today.

Officer Patrick Johnson leaves behind a wife, Lindsey, a three-year-old son, and an infant daughter.