ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Andover's Police Officer of the Year is under investigation for allegedly hitting another vehicle while driving drunk.

Evan Robitaille is scheduled to appear at a clerk magistrate's hearing next week to answer a summons issued to him by State Police in connection with the March 11 accident.

The Eagle-Tribune ( ) reports that the summons was for operating under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and other charges.

Andover Police Commander Charles Heseltine said Robitaille has been on paid administrative leave since the incident.

Robitaille was one of two Andover officers of the year honored by the Exchange Club of Lawrence in January for their on-duty heroics.

He could not be reached for comment.


Information from: Eagle Tribune (North Andover, Mass.),