Authorities say Baribault had pulled over another person suspected of drunken driving when his police cruiser was rear-ended by the Shirley man.
The 30-year-old officer can only speak in single syllables and remains paralyzed on his right side a year later. Prosecutors say it's unclear whether he'll testify.
Defense lawyer Gerard Brogdon isn't discussing how he'll defend Griffin against a second-degree, but says his client accepts some responsibility for the accident.
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