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N.J. Priest Ordered Home After Drunk-Driving Crash With Pregnant Woman In England

October 30, 2018 - 1:43 pm

TRENTON, N.J. (WCBS 880) -- A New Jersey priest who once advised the Pope has been ordered back to the U.S. after pleading guilty in a drunk-driving crash in England.

Monsignor Anthony Figueiredo, 54, was in the country to visit his mother and had been working overseas for nearly 10 years.

According to the Daily Mail, Figueirdo was driving on the M25, a highway in southern England, on Oct. 1 when he slammed into a Range Rover driven by Olivia Parfitt, 35.

They pulled over and Parfitt said she could see he was “visibly sloshed.”

The pregnant 35-year-old was not injured but said the New Jersey priest tried to blame the accident on her before he drove off.

He was stopped later on, administered a breath test and held in a police cell overnight.

Figueirdo was charged with driving a motor vehicle above the legal limit. He pleaded guilty on Oct. 19 and was banned from driving for 18 months.