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CrimeMassachusetts General Hospital surgeon charged in drunken hit-and-run crash

20:30  14 may  2019
20:30  14 may  2019 Source:   wcvb.com

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Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General or MGH ) is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and a biomedical research facility located in the West End neighborhood of

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A Massachusetts General Hospital surgeon faced charges in court Tuesday in an alleged drunken hit-and-run crash that injured three pedestrians.

Michael Watkins, 64, the hospital's chief of vascular surgery, allegedly honked at the pedestrians, who were in a crosswalk at Columbus Avenue and Clarendon Street on Friday night, before speeding up and striking them with his vehicle.

The victims are expected to recover.

Watkins faced several charges, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and driving under the influence.

He posted $1,500 bail and was ordered to have no contact with the victims and stay drug and alcohol free.

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The diocese and police confirmed the driver initially left the scene of the crash , then returned. The diocese and a witness reported that Cook left the Cook pleaded guilty to drunken driving, and drug possession charges were dropped. A judge sentenced her to a fine and probation before judgment

Morse was arrested and charged as a result of hitting a bicyclist and fleeing the scene of the accident. Both charges are felonies that carry five-year Pidgeon was seriously injured and immediately transferred to a hospital where he battled for his life. Morse was on probation at the time of the

Watkins is the first African American staff attending physician in the department of surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, according to a post on the hospital's Facebook page.

Watkins is also an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, according to his biography.

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