Charles McNeil, 43, of Wilmington, was arraigned this morning in Woburn District Court on Massachusetts DUI Charges for allegedly striking and killing a pedestrian. McNeil was formally arraigned on Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs, 2nd Offense; Motor Vehicle Homicide; and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
According to the Wilmington Police Department and the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, Charles McNeil was allagedly on anti-depressants when he was driving on Route 38 in Wilmington when he struck and killed Kim Forte. The accident occurred at the intersection of Main and Glen Roads this past Monday.
McNeil reportedly stopped at the crash scene, and when Wilmington Police Officers responded, he submitted to and allegedly failed two Field Sobriety Tests.
At his arraignment, McNeil was reported to have been coming from McLean Hospital where he had been released and prescribed anti-depressants for treatment of depression following the death of his 21 month old son, who past away from kidney failure.
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