A pedestrian was killed Sunday afternoon outside a Massachusetts State Police barracks in Andover after being hit by an alleged drunk driver. The 30-year-old Bradford woman was walking to her car after leaving the barracks around 3 p.m. when she was struck by a pick- up truck on Route 125.
Robert Bryant, a 50-year-old from Bradford, was arrested and will be charged with motor vehicle homicide, operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of a crash that caused personal injury. He will be arraigned Monday, December 13th, in Lawrence District Court.
This man should immediately hire a criminal defense lawyer to minimize his convictions and penalties (if any). This story shows how those charged with motor vehicle crimes commonly face multiple charges arising from the same incident. It also leaves many questions that may be relevant to a defense unanswered including how the police determined to stop Bradford (since the driver who struck this woman left the scene) and how they came to the conclusion that he was drunk. Bryant’s best bet is to contact an attorney with experience in motor vehicle homicide, OUI, and hit and run who will leave no stones unturned in building his defense.
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