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Norfolk DA returning to work next week

Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey plans to return to his office next week after being injured in a car accident in Milton that left three other people hurt.

“My doctor gave me the OK to return to the office with some restrictions, and I intend to do so on Monday, July 29,” Morrissey, 58, said Monday night in an e-mail.

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A spokeswoman for the district attorney said he continues to run the office. “His injuries from the accident have not precluded him from doing so,” spokeswoman Peggie Krippendorf said in an e-mail. She confirmed earlier Monday that Morrissey was not in the office.

Milton police cited the Quincy Democrat for a marked lanes violation after his car veered into oncoming traffic on the evening of July 16. He and three unidentified people were treated and released at area hospitals.

The district attorney said last week that he had a medical episode and lost consciousness before he crossed the center line on Centre Street and that he expected a hearing before a magistrate to determine if a charge of negligent operation is also warranted.

Morrissey said Monday night that the hearing is scheduled for Aug. 19 in Quincy District Court and that his former law partner, Tony Campo, will represent him. “Medical records and other pertinent documentation will be presented to the clerk magistrate at that time,” Morrissey said.

Police have said there was no indication that alcohol or texting were factors in the crash. A Milton police spokesman did not return respond to inquiries Monday.

Morrissey served three decades in the Legislature before being elected district attorney in 2010.

Travis Andersen can be reached at tandersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.
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