Mass. Bishop denies DUI charges

3:48 PM, May 8, 2013   |    comments
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WAKEFIELD, Rhode Island (WHDH) - The leader of the Roman Catholic diocese in Worcester charged with driving drunk in Rhode Island has been released on $1,000 bail.

Bishop Robert McManus pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

The 61-year-old McManus was represented by former Rhode Island House Speaker William Murphy, who's now in private practice. He was arrested Saturday night in Narragansett near his vacation home.

"The bishop issued a statement yesterday. He apologized for what happened on Saturday night," said Murphy.


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