Belmont Man Arraigned for Allegedly Striking Lexington Detail Officer in Construction Zone

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CONCORD – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Sean McKeown, 44, of Belmont, was arraigned today in Concord District Court and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, 2nd offense, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.


Judge Lynn Brendemuehl released the defendant on personal recognizance and ordered him to not drive without a valid license and to consume no alcohol. The next scheduled hearing in this case is Wednesday, November 2.  


At approximately 11:10 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, Lexington Police were dispatched to the intersection of Pleasant Street and Follen Road in Lexington in response to a report of a Lexington Detail Officer who had allegedly been struck by a motor vehicle.


Upon arrival, police found the victim being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, including injuries to his leg. Pleasant Street in Lexington was under construction last night and had been shut down to a single lane of traffic. The defendant allegedly attempted to exit the traffic circle onto Pleasant Street, and after seeing that the street was under construction, allegedly believed Pleasant Street was closed and attempted to return to the traffic circle to reverse direction. At this time, the defendant allegedly struck the detail officer. The defendant remained on the scene. Lexington Police observed that the defendant appeared to be intoxicated.


These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant District Attorney Nils Lundblad.


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