A Cambridge man was charged with his second OUI early this morning after, police say, he veered onto the other side of Columbus Avenue in Roxbury and slammed into a Boston Police cruiser, sending the officer to the hospital.
Lewis Wallace, 33, was headed south on Columbus Avenue between Dimock and Bragdon street shortly before 1 a.m. when he crashed into a cruiser headed north, police say.
When other officers arrived, the officer in the cruiser was lying on the ground next to his "heavily damaged" cruiser. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive, police say.
In addition to OUI, Wallace will be charged with negligent operation, police say.