Monday, May 6, 2013

Bishop Robert McManus: was Arrested & Charged with DUI


NARRAGANSETT -- Worcester Bishop Robert McManus, 61, was arrested by Narragansett police Saturday night charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and refusal to submit to a chemical test to determine intoxication.

“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,” McManus wrote in a prepared statement issued late Monday morning by diocese spokesperson, Ray Delisle. “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 served in Providence Diocese before he was assigned to the Worcester Diocese.
Questions were referred to William Murphy, a Rhode Island attorney.

Police say McManus was arrested at his home in Bonnet Shores and was released on a summons to appear for arraignment in 4th Division District Court in Wakefield Monday. Reports indicate McManus was followed home by another motorist who called Narragansett police.

RHODE ISLAND

Westerly Sun

May 6, 2013

By THE SUN STAFF