Articles Posted in Motor Vehicle Homicide

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A Massachusetts State Police Trooper was indicted this past week by a Plymouth County Grand Jury in connection with an accident last year that resulted in the death of Susan Macchi and her daughter, Juliet Macchi, 23. The trooper was charged with vehicular homicide while operating under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation, and carrying a firearm while intoxicated.

A trooper since 2012, he is alleged to have struck the victims car on in Plymouth and to have been driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.19% on his way home after leaving a party. The presumptive ‘limit’ in Massachusetts is 0.08%. Although there weren’t any witnesses to the accident, Plymouth police have reportedly alleged that the trooper’s car crossed into the oncoming lane.

Vehicular Homicide by OUI / DUI in Massachusetts is punishable by imprisonment to state prison for a minimum of 2.5 and a maximum of up to 15 years.

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A 21 year old Boston woman was charged with several Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges, including Vehicular Homicide by Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, in connection with a fatal hit and run that took the life of a 63 year old woman.

According to the Boston Police Department, the defendant, who is from Dorchester, allegedly hit the woman near the intersection of Washington and Northampton Streets. The defendant is alleged to have then fled the scene. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office further alleges that the defendant was not wearing glasses at the time of the accident, which is apparently a condition of her driver’s license restriction.

The defendant was further charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

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A Middleboro man was arrested and charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide While Operating Under the Influence for allegedly operating under the influence of alcohol and causing the death of another motorist.

According to police, the defendant, Zachery Lemmo, 20, was traveling on Route 44 and was involved in a car accident with another driver, James Braga, 61. Prosecutors allege that Lemmo’s car struck the other vehicle after running a red light at 70 mph and struck the other driver, resulting in his death.

Police allege that the defendant’s blood alcohol level was 0.111% and that he was also allegedly under the influence of marijuana at the time.

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A Boston woman was arrested last weekend on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges after she allegedly hit two pedestrians on Woodrow Avenue in Dorchester.

The woman, Champree Dinkins, of Dorchester, was arraigned earlier this week in the Dorchester Division of the Boston Municipal Court on several charges including Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Leaving the Scene of an Accident After Causing Injury, and two counts of Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.

According to the Boston Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, it is still unclear whether the alleged acts in this case were deliberate. Given, however, that one of the pedestrians, a 30 year old Dorchester man, died from his injuries, prosecutors may further charge the defendant with Vehicular Homicide by Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and Leaving the Scene of an Accident After Causing Death.

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NFL player Josh Brent was arrested this past weekend and charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide by OUI / DUI, the victim being his close friend and teammate.

According to police, Josh Brent, a defensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys, was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his car, which resulted in the death of his passenger, friend and teammate Jerry Brown, who was on the teams practice squad.

Motor Vehicle Homicide by OUI / DUI in Massachusetts is defined as the operation of a motor vehicle by one who is under the influence of intoxicating liquor and who operates in a reckless and negligent manner which caused the death of another person.

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A Massachusetts man has been charged with Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges in connection with an accident that killed his father, the passenger in the car.

The man was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Vehicular Homicide While Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

According to the Massachusetts State Police, the man from Rutland was allegedly speeding on Route 56 when he lost control of his truck and drifted off the road, striking a tree. The man’s father and passenger, was found to be pinned in his seat and ultimately suffered from his injuries.

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An East Boston man was indicted by the Essex County District Attorney’s Office on several Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges in connection with a crash that occurred on the Lynnway in Lynn that resulted in the other driver succumbing to injuries.

The East Boston man was charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide by OUI / DUI, Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and Aggravated Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

The defendant in this case is alleged to have been driving while under the influence of alcohol on the Lynnway in Lynn last October when he struck another car that had just pulled out of the parking lot of the Porthole Restaurant (located on the Lynnway). The crash reportedly caused the victim’s van to explode and was fully engulfed in fire by the time the fire department arrived. An accident reconstruction team is alleging that the defendant’s vehicle was traveling at approximately 80 miles per hour.

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A Salem woman was arrested over this past weekend on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges after she allegedly crashed into a parked two truck in Salem, killing a passenger in her car.

The woman, 25 years old, was charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide by OUI / DUI, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and OUI / DUI.

According to the Salem Police Department, the female driver was traveling on Boston Street in Salem when the car veered into a flatbed truck. The impact resulted in the front seat passenger reportedly being killed instantly. The driver, meanwhile, sustained only minor injuries.

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A Burlington man has been indicted by a Middlesex County Grand Jury on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges for allegedly striking and killing a 51 year old man, also of Burlington.

Anthony Manfredi was indicted on charges of Motor Vehicle Homicide by DUI / OUI and Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, 2nd Subsequent Offense.

According to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, Burlington Police Officer’s responded to Cambridge Street in the evening of August 14, 2011 for reports that a car had struck a pedestrian. Upon their arrival, they reportedly observed Daniel Jalbert lying on the pavement near the Manfredi’s truck.

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A Haverhill woman has been charged with Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges after she allegedly struck and killed a woman who was standing out her car.

Lisa Leavitt was arraigned this morning in Haverhill District Court on DUI / OUI charges including Motor Vehicle Homicide While Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

According to prosecutors in Haverhill, Leavitt’s car struck the 64 year old woman, Karen LaPierre, outside a donut shop as she was putting donuts in the trunk of her car. The impact reportedly pinned Lapierre between the two vehicles, which eventually resulted in her death.