• Eversource employee charged with OUI following hit-and-run

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    BOSTON - An Eversource employee has been charged with OUI after a crash that left three cars damaged.

    Police say Michael McCarthy was driving a company truck in Brighton Wednesday when he was involved in a crash on Warren Street.

    After speaking with people who witnessed the crash, a description of the Eversource truck was relayed to other police officers in the area.

    The vehicle was eventually found in Kenmore Square and had visible damage to the right side.

    McCarthy was located and removed from the vehicle. Police conducted a field sobriety test, which he failed, according to police. He was then placed under arrest.

    "We are aware of the alleged incident that happened [Wednesday night] involving one of our employees," Eversource spokesperson Reid Lamberty said in a statement. "We take these charges very seriously and are conducting our own investigation."

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    McCarthy faced a judge Thursday and was charged with leaving the scene of a crash causing property damage and operating under the influence of liquor.

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