Lowell Man Accused In Cop Death Faces Arraignment

A Lowell man accused of being drunk when he struck and killed an off-duty city police officer is headed to court.

Theary Chan is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges including motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence and failure to stop at a stop sign.

Authorities allege the 26-year-old Chan was drunk when he ran a stop sign and struck a motorcycle being operated by six-year police department veteran Patrick Johnson. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Chan was arrested at the scene. He was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.

The Sun of Lowell reports that the 31-year-old Johnson was Marine Corps veteran who leaves behind a wife and two young children.

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