Catholic Bishop Robert J. McManus was arrested in early May for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in Narraganset, Rhode Island. Police indicate that McManus was involved in an accident with another motorist and drove off. The other driver followed him and called the police. McManus was arrested approximately 2 miles from the accident.
In a statement McManus said, ‘”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 actions.”
McManus received charges for drunken driving, leaving the scene of an accident and resisting arrest.