Boston Police Officer Arraigned On Charges From Hyde Park Crash

By WBZ-TV Chief Correspondent Joe Shortsleeve

BOSTON (CBS) – A Boston Police officer exposed by the WBZ-TV I-Team was arraigned Friday on charges stemming from a car crash in May that seriously injured a woman.

Richard Jeanetti is accused of being drunk when his pickup slammed into a car in Hyde Park on May 24.

The crash nearly killed 22-year-old Brianna O’Neill.

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Brianna O’Neill was nearly killed in an accident involving an off-duty Boston Police officer.

Jeanetti was not arrested or even given a Breathalyzer test that night, but medical records showed his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.

New court documents showed his blood alcohol content was .27 and he was traveling 68 mph when he crashed.

Charges of operating under the influence, reckless and negligent operation and failing to stop at a stop sign were not filed until after the I-Team raised questions over the investigation.

After his court appearance on Friday, Jeanetti was released without having to post bail. He is due back in court on September 11.


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