Man accused of hitting MassDOT worker pleads not guilty to OUI charges

BOSTON (WHDH) - A MassDOT worker suffered serious injuries after he was hit by a car early Monday morning.

The incident happened on I-90 westbound near the Ted Williams Tunnel.

The driver, Carlos Gonzalez, 59, fled and was arrested for an OUI a short distance from the scene.

The 60-year-old victim was participating in maintenance work at the time of the hit-and-run. He was transported to a nearby hospital.

EMS said the victim is in serious condition, but stable.

Gonzalez was arrested for the following:

  1. Negligent operation under the influence of liquor causing serious injury
  2. Operating under the influence of liquor causing serious injury
  3. Leaving the scene of a personal injury crash
  4. Negligent operation in a construction zone on the Mass Pike
  5. Marked lanes violation

When asked whether he had had anything to drink, he said he had drank two beers while watching the Copa America soccer game.

He appeared in court on Monday and pleaded not guilty.

Investigators recovered the side mirror from Gonzalez’s car at the scene of the crash.

According to police, video footage shows Gonzalez hitting the victim and driving away.

Bail was set at $25,000 cash. He must remain alcohol-free and is not allowed to drive until the case is resolved.

He returns to court in July.

 

 

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