MA bishop loses license after refusing breath test

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The leader of Worcester's Roman Catholic diocese has lost his license for six months after admitting he refused a chemical breath test, but his lawyer says a separate drunken driving charge will be dismissed.

An attorney for Bishop Robert McManus tells WJAR-TV the DUI charge is being dropped in exchange for his admission in traffic court Tuesday.

The station reports the 61-year-old bishop was ordered to pay over $900 in fines and court costs in addition to the license suspension.

McManus pleaded not guilty last week to charges of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident in Narragansett.

McManus has said he "made a terrible error in judgment" by driving after drinking wine at dinner and asked for forgiveness.

His next court appearance is May 28.

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