Police: DUI played role in death

Updated: January 3, 2014, 4:53 PM ET
Associated Press

BRISTOL, Conn. -- An uncle of Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end charged with murder, was operating a motor scooter under the influence of alcohol and drugs when he crashed in August and was killed, police said Friday.

An investigation concluded that Robert J. Valentine, who had alcohol and cocaine in his system, drove his scooter in a negligent manner and was solely responsible for his Aug. 3 death in Bristol, police said. Valentine also was operating the scooter ...

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