According to a press release from the Berkshire County District Attorney's Office, Debra M. Milesi, 57 of Adams, was arraigned yesterday afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court on several charges related to an incident in the early morning of September 29 that left a man dead.

In that incident, it's alleged that Milesi was operating a motor vehicle in Adams on September 29, 2018 when she struck 38 year old Jerome Berard, and attempted to leave the scene. Berard, a North Adams resident, was transported to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield for treatment of his injuries.  He died on October 7, 2018.

Milesi had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on one count of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident resulting in death, one count of motor vehicle homicide while under the influence of alcohol and operating negligently and one count of negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Judge Daniel Ford released her on $1,000 bail on the condition Milesi not drive a motor vehicle and not leave the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without permission of the Court during the pendency of her case.

The investigation was conducted by members of the Adams Police Department with assistance from state police detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office and the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and Crime Scene Services Section of the state police.

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