Mass. diocese leader arrested for DUI in RI

AP News
Posted: May 06, 2013 1:34 PM

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester, Mass., has been arrested on a drunken driving charge in Rhode Island.

Police say Bishop Robert McManus was arrested Saturday night after a hit-and-run accident in Narragansett, R.I.

Police say the driver of the vehicle that was hit followed McManus and called police. Police say McManus was arrested at his nearby vacation house.

In a statement, the 61-year-old McManus said he drove after drinking wine at dinner. He said he has no excuse for his mistake and is ready to accept its consequences and make amends.

McManus is a Providence, R.I., native and served as auxiliary bishop in Providence for five years. He has led the Worcester diocese since 2004.

He's scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in District Court in South Kingstown, R.I.