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Police: Drunk Driver Dragged Motorcyclist Quarter-Mile To His Death

MILFORD (CBS) – Police say a drunk, unlicensed driver hit a motorcyclist and dragged him about a quarter of a mile to his death over the weekend.

Nicolas Guaman was driving through downtown Milford Saturday night with his 6-year-old son in a pickup truck when police say he struck 23-year-year-old Matthew Denice, who was on his motorcycle.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Doug Cope reports


WBZ-TV's Ken MacLeod reports

Witnesses said Denice screamed as he was dragged down the street.

Milford Memorial
Flowers left as a memorial to Denice Monday off West St. (Photo by Doug Cope)

Guaman crashed and ran away.

He was caught a short time later and arrested.

Guaman, a resident of Ecuador, now faces several charges including vehicular homicide, drunk driving, and driving without a license.   Authorities say he is in the country illegally and may also face deportation.

He was arraigned Monday in Milford District Court and ordered held on $100,000 bail.

Denice graduated from Framingham State University in May and had just started a new job last week.

His family said he was on his way home after helping a friend fix a car.

"Matthew was a very special young man," his brother Michael said Monday.

"His life was cut way too short.  We love him.  We're seeking justice for Matthew."

"We have two major issues here," Denice's mother Maureen Maloney told reporters.

"The drinking and driving and illegals driving without a license.  I'm not against people coming to this country, it's a wonderful country, but do it the right way and abide by the laws once you're here."

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