Alleged drunk Cambridge police officer crashes into 3 motorcyclists, placed on administrative leave

An allegedly drunk off-duty Cambridge cop crashed into three motorcyclists while they sat at a traffic light early Monday morning, according to police.

Michael Daniliuk, 57, a youth resource officer with the Cambridge Police Department, was charged by his colleagues with operating under the influence of alcohol and failure to stop at a red light following the crash with three motorcyclists at the intersection of Broadway and Columbia Street.

Cambridge Police responded to a report of a multi-vehicle crash around midnight on Monday. Their investigation determined that the three motorcyclists were struck while they were stopped at a traffic light on Broadway.

Two of the motorcyclists and Daniliuk were transported to local hospitals. No apparent major injuries were reported.

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Daniliuk was off-duty at the time of the crash. Per department policy, he has been put on administrative leave pending the outcome of the crash investigation.

Daniliuk has been in the Cambridge Police Department for 24 years. He’s scheduled to be arraigned in Cambridge District Court.