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Enfield – Hit-And-Run Suspect Enters Plea

A driver responsible for a fatal incident in Enfield just pleaded guilty yesterday.

On December 2, 2016, 31-year-old Rocco Barile was driving his Chevrolet Silverado when he struck and killed then 20-year-old Jeremy Mercier in the area of 1443 Enfield Street (Route 5). Mercier sustained critical injuries in the hit and was pronounced dead soon after. Barile fled the scene immediately after the incident. He was eventually apprehended after authorities started looking for and interviewing owners of the same pickup truck in the area. In the months that followed, Barile was charged by Enfield police with evading responsibility, tampering with evidence, and misconduct with a motor vehicle. He has now entered a plea agreement with state prosecutors and scheduled to appear in court for his sentencing on January 2.

Authorities will always work hard to ensure that crash suspects are brought to justice. Whatever the final agreement or verdict, these culprits have to be made accountable for their actions. Having said that, victims of these incidents may also have legal avenues they can explore, particularly in cases where DUI, reckless behavior or negligence have been established. Talking to expert legal counsel can help them understand what these options are.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


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