SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A Connecticut man is under arrest after allegedly assaulting a trooper along I-91 in Springfield.
Mass. State Police spokesperson David Procopio said that shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday, troopers responded to a disabled vehicle along I-91 north that was blocking the right travel lane and ramp to Exit 3 in Springfield.
A trooper arrived on-scene and found that the vehicle needed to be moved out of the area quickly because it was impeding traffic.
"After a tow truck was dispatched to the scene the operator of the disabled vehicle began arguing with the Trooper and then assaulted the Trooper," Procopio explained.
The trooper requested backup, at which point, additional troopers and Springfield Police arrived on-scene.
The driver of the vehicle, 27-year-old Elijah Henderson of Bloomfield, CT, was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Springfield District Court.
The trooper was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.