State Police: Driver Charged With OUI After Hitting MassDOT Worker In Boston

A Boston man has been arraigned on charges he struck a Department of Transportation worker in a construction zone on a Massachusetts highway, seriously injuring him.

The Suffolk district attorney's office says Carlos Gonzalez appeared in court Monday on charges of negligent operation of a vehicle under the influence of alcohol causing serious injury and related crimes.

State police say 59-year-old Gonzalez was traveling on the MassPike at about 1 a.m. Monday when he struck a MassDOT employee in Boston. Police say Gonzalez failed to stop after the accident but was located a short time later.

The 60-year old MassDOT employee was taken to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries.

Gonzalez was held on $25,000 bail. He's due back in court July 22.

Gonzalez's attorney declined to comment.

This article was originally published on June 27, 2016.


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