WAREHAM (WBSM) —  A car that struck a Wareham Police cruiser during a traffic stop has sent an officer to the hospital.

The incident happened on Sunday night at approximately 9 p.m. when an officer was conducting a motor vehicle stop on Cranberry Highway.

Police said the officer’s vehicle was struck from behind during the stop, while the officer was still seated in the car.

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Police said another Wareham officer was on location and witnessed the vehicle rear-end the marked cruiser, which had its emergency lights activated.

Wareham EMS and Onset Fire assisted on the scene and provided medical attention to the officer and the driver who struck the cruiser.

The driver of the car, Cameron McPhee, 24, of Plymouth, and the officer were both transported to Tobey Hospital by Wareham EMS.

McPhee was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to move over for an emergency vehicle, and possession of an open container of alcohol.

McPhee will be arraigned today in Wareham District Court.

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