Bishop Robert McManus of Worcester was charged DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test after a hit-and-run accident in Arraigns on Saturday night.
Police say the incident happened on Boston Neck Road. Police were notified by the driver allegedly hit by McManus's vehicle. The driver followed McManus to his home in Bonnet Shores.
Police arrived to his home and arrested McManus. He is scheduled to be arraigned on charges in Washington County Courthouse tomorrow.
The Bishop released the following statement regarding the issue:
"On Saturday evening, May 4, I made a terrible error in judgment by driving after having consumed alcohol with dinner. There is no excuse for the mistake I made, only a commitment to make amends and accept the consequences of my action. More importantly, I ask forgiveness from the good people whom I serve, as well as my family and friends, in the Diocese of Worcester and the Diocese of Providence."
McManus was a priest at St. Luke's Parish for over ten years and served as the Auxiliary Bishop of Providence from 1999 to 2004. In 2004 he was appointed by Pope John Paul II to be the Bishop of Worcester.