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Bishop pleads guilty to refusing breathalyzer

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Dee DeQuattro

Bishop Robert McManus of the Worcester Catholic Diocese pleaded guilty to the civil violation of refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test in the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal Tuesday morning.

McManus was given the minimum sanctions for a first time including a 6-month license suspension, 10 hours community service, DUI school and mandatory fines.

Earlier this month McManus pleaded not guilty to charged of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident in District Court.

McManus is accused of hitting a car on Boston Neck Road in Narragansett on Saturday May 4. The driver followed McManus back to his home in Bonnet Shores Beach Club and called the police.

Police said that McManus failed the field sobriety test, slurred his speech and smelled of alcohol.

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