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Police: Drunk Driver in Fatal Crash Had Rum, Pot in Car

Nicholas Salvo allegedly killed a 63-year-old David Munise in a crash Friday night.

Nicholas Salvo. Credit: Mansfield police
Nicholas Salvo. Credit: Mansfield police
A Norton man who was allegedly was drunk Friday night when he blew a red light and slammed into an oncoming car—killing the driver—pleaded not guilty in court Monday.

Nicholas Salvo, 23, was arrested Saturday morning. The driver who died was David Munise, 63, of Raynham, the Sun Chronicle reported.

Authorities said they found a bottle of Bacardi rum and a bag of marijuana inside Salvo’s vehicle, according to the Chronicle.

Police said the crash happened on Route 140 at the intersection of Norfolk Street just before midnight.

An off-duty Mansfield firefighter witnessed the crash and said Salvo was traveling at a "high rate of speed" southbound on Route 140 when he ran a red light and slammed into Munise's vehicle.

Salvo was charged with motor vehicle homicide while drunk, reckless operation, speeding, failing to stop for a red light and a marked lanes violation.

Munise was driving to his job at the Shaw's at Erin’s Centre shopping plaza at the time of the crash, according to the Sun Chronicle.

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