New Bedford city councilor facing OUI charges following crash investigation

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) – New Bedford city councilor Hugh Dunn faces multiple charges after an investigation into his involvement in a car crash, the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Tuesday.

Police responded to reports of a hit-and-run crash in New Bedford on May 1. The DA’s Office said Dunn was found in his car a distance away from two damaged vehicles.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office conducted an independent investigation.

Dunn was charged with:

  1. Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence
  2. Leaving the scene of property damage
  3. Negligent operation of a motor vehicle

“Based on the circumstances of the original investigation, a Special Prosecutor will be appointed to handle the prosecution of this case,” the DA’s office wrote in a release.

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