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No bail for man charged in fatal drunken driving crash

December 30, 2019 GMT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with driving under the influence and causing a crash that killed a 13-year-old girl was held without bail Monday at his arraignment.

Gregory Goodsell, 31, of Marshfield, was held at his arraignment in Plymouth District Court pending a hearing Friday to determine whether he is a danger to society, The Patriot Ledger reported.

He faces manslaughter while driving drunk and other charges in connection with the crash at about 7 a.m. Sunday in Pembroke.

Witnesses told police that Goodsell was speeding and ran a red light when he hit an SUV with a 50-year-old woman and two 13-year-old girls inside. All three were taken to South Shore Hospital with serious injuries and one of the girls later died.

Their names were not released.

Goodsell told officers he drank beer and whiskey and did cocaine at a company holiday party, according to the police report. Police said they found a half empty bottle of whiskey and an empty beer can in his pickup.

Police said Goodsell couldn’t stand on his own.

Goodsell’s father, Jay Goodsell, said his son “could never imagine hurting anyone” and said he feels bad for the victim’s family.