Police: Tip leads to Oxford car accident suspectPosted In: Auto Accidents, Personal Injury
The Worcester Telegram reports that Oxford police say they are closing in on a suspect in a hit-and-run car accident that happened this past weekend.
An official said a pregant woman was injured in the early Sunday morning crash.
The driver of the vehicle that apparently caused the accident fled the scene of the collision on Sunset avenue around three in the morning.
The injured woman was treated and then released from the UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus in Worcester.
An Oxford police sergeant said officers found pieces of a car at the scene of the crash.
Later, the police department issued a press release asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect. An anonymous tipster responded and gave police information about where a damaged vehicle could be found.
“In this case, it kind of rang a bell with someone,” the sergeant said.
Around midnight on Tuesday, police found a gray 2004 Hyundai Accent that had damage officers believed was consistent with the accident. It wasn’t clear from the Telegram’s account if officers matched car parts retrieved from the accident scene to the damaged vehicle.
However, police contacted the vehicle’s owner. Officials said criminal charges are pending in the ongoing investigation.
We would also like to update you on a previously reported incident involving the arrest of Bishop Robert J. McManus of Worcester. You might recall he was recently charged with drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
He has reportedly pleaded guilty to refusing to take a breathalyzer test and as a result will lose his driver’s license for six months.
McManus was arrested after failing a trio of sobriety tests, a police spokesperson said.
As part of his sentence, he will pay more than $900 in fines and court costs, do 10 hours of community service and take an alcohol education class.
McManus’s Massachusetts driver’s license will be suspended for six months. The accident and arrest were in Rhode Island, near a home he owns with his siblings.
Source: Worcester Telegram, “Oxford Anonymous tip leads to hit-run suspect in Oxford,” May 9, 2013