Robert Isaac charged with OUI after crashing head-on into Springfield police cruiser on Main Street

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SPRINGFIELD – The man who crashed head-on into a Springfield police cruiser on Main Street early Saturday was driving while intoxicated from alcohol, cocaine, and opioids, according to police.

Police spokesman Ryan Walsh said the man, 24-year-old Robert Issac of Wilbraham Avenue was arrested and charged with three counts of operating a vehicle while under the influence.

He was also charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, threatening to commit a crime, and assault and battery, Walsh said.

Issac was arrested just after 2 a.m. at Main near Bridge streets. Two officers witnessed him drive into another vehicle in the area of Main and Worthington. As they responded, Isaac headed south and drove into the cruiser.

A cellphone video of the crash, recorded by a passerby, shows Isaac’s car had already received heavy front end damage and was leaking radiator fluid when it slammed into the cruiser.

The officers were not injured. Isaac was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries suffered in the crash.

While there, police say he assaulted one nurse and threatened to injure another.

He was released from the hospital Saturday afternoon and booked at police headquarters.

Isaac is due to appear in Springfield District Court Monday for his arraignment.

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