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Suspect In Weymouth Pedestrian Accident Held Without Bail

WEYMOUTH (CBS) -- The driver seen in video footage falling during a sobriety test after police say he struck and seriously hurt a man in Weymouth Tuesday was held without bail Wednesday afternoon.

Thomas Mohan, 51, pleaded not guilty to operating under the influence of alcohol, negligently, causing serious bodily injury, operating under the influence of drugs, negligently, causing serious bodily injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and failing to keep to marked lanes. He was arraigned at South Shore Hospital.

He will be held without bail for 90 days. He had an outstanding case in Hingham District Court involving the violation of a restraining order, in which bail was revoked.

Police say Mohan hit another car and 39-year-old Weymouth resident Michael Carfagna outside a shopping center on Route 53 Tuesday afternoon. Video taken from a nearby business showed him falling on his face during a field sobriety test given by officers at the scene.

One witness told WBZ-TV Mohan was "belligerent" following the crash.

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Thomas Mohan falls to the ground during a field sobriety test after a crash in Weymouth (Image from K9 Daycare)

Carfanga is also at South Shore Hospital, being treated for multiple major traumatic injuries.

His stepdaughter Autumn Tusi told WBZ-TV she is "disgusted" by Mohan's actions.

"I feel sorry for him. I really do. There's obviously something wrong that possessed him to get behind the wheel of a vehicle drugged and intoxicated," Tusi said.

Tusi said Carfanga is "holding in" as he recovers in the hospital.

"He's a warrior," she said.

Witness Katie Smith, who recorded Mohan's field sobriety on her cell phone, described his erratic behavior.

"He was attacking the police officers, too. He wasn't really all there at the time," she told WBZ-TV.

Mohan will appear in Quincy District Court March 22 for a pre-trial conference.


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