Brockton man faces OUI charge in fatal crash

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BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) -- A Brockton man is facing motor vehicle homicide and drunken driving charges for allegedly causing a weekend crash that killed a father of three.

Joshua Cooper was arraigned Tuesday in connection with crash at about 1 a.m. Saturday that killed 42-year-old Morris Webb.

Prosecutors say the 25-year-old Cooper swerved around a stopped vehicle at a traffic light, ran the light, and struck Webb’s SUV. Webb was ejected and pronounced dead at the hospital.

Cooper and his passenger were also injured. Cooper appeared in court in a neck brace.

Prosecutors say Cooper’s blood alcohol content was above the legal level to drive and he was barred from consuming alcohol due as a condition of probation in a previous case.

Cooper’s attorney said in court that his client is remorseful.


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