State Police report arresting a Brighton man whose car overturned on Rte. 128 at University Avenue early Saturday on a variety of charges, including felony motor-vehicle homicide while operating under the influence.
State Police say Arkeem Samuel, 28, of Brighton was driving drunk when he rolled his RAV4 off the highway around 4:20 a.m., landing upside down in a rain-filled gully. Arriving troopers got both Samuel and his passenger, Liam Fitzgerald, 27, of West Roxbury out of the car and attempted to revive them before ambulances arrived to take them to a local hospital. Samuel lived, and was released later in the day, but Fitzgerald was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at the hospital.
Samuel was charged with felony motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence, OUI, negligent operation and marked-lanes violation, State Police say.