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Marshfield Man Accused Of Driving Drunk, Injuring Two Teens In Crash

By Bill Shields, WBZ-TV
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Police say John Murray walked away from the scene of a crash in Marshfield where two teens were injured.

Police say John Murray walked away from the scene of a crash in Marshfield where two teens were injured.

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MARSHFIELD (CBS) – A Marshfield man is being held on $5,000 bail, following a crash Thursday night, where witnesses claim he walked away from the scene, leaving two teenagers unconscious.

Police say 54-year-old John Murray was speeding down South River St., when he crossed over the yellow line, and crashed into a pickup truck driven by 18-year-old Michael Snow of Scituate.

Snow’s truck was tossed onto it’s side and both Snow and his passenger, Adam Jackson, were momentarily knocked out.

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports

Witnesses say Murray then got out of his crumpled car, and walked away from the scene. “Just seconds before the crash, he came speeding up on me, and passed me!”, said Jennifer Hession. “I was scared to death. Then, I came around the corner, and saw the crash scene and he was gone.”

Police started searching for Murray, and found him just a block away near his own home.

“He smelled of alcohol, his eyes were red, and his speech was slurred,” said Doug Humphrey, the Prosecutor during Murray’s arraignment. “He told officers he had had too much to drink, and was out for a walk, but denied driving the car.”

But a police K-9 unit tracked Murray’s trail from where officers found him, back to the scene.

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