MEDIA, Pa. – It was obviously a hit-and-run case where the driver fled from the scene after the accident. Pennsylvania prosecutor reported that a former assistant district attorney, who must have been DUI after imbibing eight pints of beer, hit a 14-year-old boy with his car and drove away.
The hit-and-run driver is identified as Michael Donohue who is a former Delaware County prosecutor. He will be on trial and charges filed against him will include aggravated assault for the November 2011 incident which took place in Upper Darby.
Another ex- prosecutor testified Tuesday that he was one of those who drank one of the nine 20-ounce beers on Donohue’s bar tab during that night the boy was hit.
Senior Deputy Attorney General Joseph McGettigan said that Donohue hit the 14-year-old boy who was riding his skateboard. Former Delaware County prosecutor got out to check his car for damage, then drove off and parked his car in a garage.
Donohue’s defense attorney accepted the claim that his client struck the boy but insisted that Donohue wasn’t drunk.
The prosecutor told jurors this morning that the former assistant district attorney committed several offenses. He allegedly struck a teen; left him lying on the road with serious injuries and had drunk an estimated 140 ounces of Guinness Stout before the crash. These were the charges outlined by Prosecutor Joseph McGettigan outline in Delaware County this morning against Michael Donahue, who is accused of the hit and run. Donahue’s defense attorney accepted that his client struck the Haverford Township teen and then left him lying on the road but said his client was not drunk.
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