A 49-year-old Burlington has been indicted on a charge of motor vehicle homicide after allegedly striking a pedestrian while driving drunk last summer, the Middlesex district attorney said today.
Anthony Manfredi was indicted Tuesday by a Middlesex County grand jury on charges of felony motor vehicle homicide and operating under the influence of liquor, second offense, in connection with a collision that killed Daniel Jalbert, 51, also of Burlington.
Manfredi will be arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn on Jan. 31 at 9 a.m., said District Attorney Gerry Leone in a statement.
On Aug. 14, 2011, at about 8:10 p.m, Burlington police went to the intersection of Cambridge Street and Olympia Way to investigate a report of a motor vehicle striking and injuring a pedestrian. On arrival, officers saw rescue workers tending to Jalbert, who was lying on the pavement near Manfredi's Chevy Tahoe, which was damaged in the front.
Jalbert was taken to Lahey Clinic, where he was pronounced dead.
Police said Manfredi was unsteady on his feet, slurred his words, and had alcohol on his breath. He was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests, police said.
"We allege that this defendant drove his vehicle negligently while under the influence of alcohol, resulting in the death of a pedestrian," Leone said.