SOMERSET, Mass. (AP)- A Fall River man has been charged in the hit-and-run death of a Somerset man with cerebral palsy who was operating his electric wheelchair along the side of the road.
Thirty-five-year-old Richard Reis pleaded not guilty Wednesday to leaving the scene of a fatal accident. His bail was set at $10,000.
Prosecutors said Reis told police he was the driver of the car that struck 65-year-old James Moore on Friday night. Police said Reis' wife called them after getting a reverse 911 call about the accident to say one of the family cars matched the description but had been damaged in a different accident.
The Herald News reports defense attorney Nicholas Athanassiou said there may be issues with the identification of Reis as a suspect, and hinted he might seek to suppress Reis' statements to police.
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