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Southwick Man Charged with Hitting Conn. Officer with Car

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GRANBY, Conn. (AP) — A Massachusetts man faces several charges after police say he struck a Granby police officer with his car.

Officer Mark Garofalo was hit on Route 10 just after 6 p.m. on Sunday while standing outside of his cruiser. Police say he had stopped to assist the driver of a disabled tractor trailer.

Thirty-one-year-old Daniel Kupruck of Southwick, Mass. is charged with operating under the influence, operating without insurance, operating under suspension, possession of drug paraphernalia, and striking a police officer with a vehicle.

He is scheduled to appear in Enfield Superior Court on Aug. 12.

Police say Officer Garofalo was treated and released Sunday from a local hospital after suffering unspecified injuries.

Attempts to reach Kupruck Monday were not successful. A phone number listed for him had been disconnected.

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