Boston Police Officer Richard Jeanetti, 36, has been indicted by a Suffolk County Grand Jury on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges from the May 24 Hyde Park crash that resulted in serious injury to a woman.
The Boston officer has been charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol (OUI / DUI) Causing Serious Bodily Injury to Brianna O'Neill of Foxboro, Massachusetts.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office alleges that Boston police officer was speeding up to 68 mph in a 30 mph zone in Hyde Park. He allegedly went through a stop sign and struck the car operated by Brianna O'Neill. The accident then caused her car to strike another vehicle. The operator and passenger of that car were not injured.
Following the accident Brianna O'Neill was transported to Boston Medical Center and reportedly suffered a broken leg and fractured vertebrae.
The Massachusetts Drunk Driving Crime of OUI / DUI Causing Serious Bodily Injury is punishable by imprisonment for not less than 2.5 years and up to 10 years in state prison; or not less than 6 months and up to 2.5 years in the house of corrections.
This case received a tremendous amount of media attention at the time as there was an outcry that the Boston Police Department was allegedly 'protecting' Officer Jeanetti, as she was not immediately arrested at the scene.
According to prosecutors, the Boston Police officer's medical records were obtained and her blood alcohol content (BAC) was allegedly 0.27% at the time of the accident. The presumptive limit in Massachusetts is 0.08%, which would put her BAC at over three times the legal limit.