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A Massachusetts woman is accused of hitting a police cruiser in East Providence while driving drunk.  Veronica Areias of New Bedford was driving on I-195 yesterday morning when she struck a police cruiser who was pulled over in connection to an unrelated traffic stop.  Areias is accused of slamming into the back of the car and was charged with a DUI.  Police also found alcohol in her car.  The officer was hospitalized and treated for minor injuries.  She is slated to appear in court later this week.

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