Man allegedly bails on bar tab, runs over employee
WEYMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) -- A Weymouth man is being accused of failing to pay a bar bill and then hitting the employee that confronted him.
Surveillance video captured from outside Bucks Bar in Weymouth shows the suspect getting into his car after he left without paying his tab.
Prosecutors said the 38-year-old victim who had been playing darts with the suspect tried to get him to come back in. Instead the driver identified as 48-year-old Michael Fay of Weymouth hit the man, pinning him between two cars. Fay took off leaving the victim lying in the parking lot with serious injuries.
“It’s terrible, to just keep going, to just keep going. Too many things happening, you know what I mean. Life is too short. People should be more careful what’s going on and be aware of their surroundings too,” said
Fay still wearing a green St. Patrick’s Day t-shirt pleaded not guilty to multiple charges including a second offense drunk driving charge. Prosecutors said his blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit.
“The bartender did see the defendant, saw the victim rather, standing at the defendant’s driver side door of his vehicle then observed the vehicle go into reverse and strike the victim. It’s at that point that the bartender turned away and called 911 for help,” said the prosecutor.
Fay’s brothers who attended the arraignment had no comment leaving court. Friends of the victim, identified as Scott McInytre of Weymouth, are angry the driver took off.
Fay’s attorney calls this a terrible accident and says his client was acting in self defense. Fay has been ordered to stay away from the bar until the case has been resolved. He’s due back in court next month.