HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC)—A Mechanicsville doctor accused of hitting and killing a jogger in Hanover County was granted bond by a judge Tuesday morning.
Dr. Michael J. Carlson, 47, was granted $25,000 secured bond when he was arraigned on DUI and involuntary manslaughter charges. Carlson is charged in the death of Meg Menzies, a mother of three and avid runner. Menzies was married to Sergeant Scott Menzies of the Ashland Police Department.
Around 8:15 a.m. on Jan. 13, a 2008 Toyota Sequoia was traveling west on East Patrick Henry Road when it ran off the right side of the curved roadway and struck Menzies, who had been jogging east on the westbound shoulder of the road. The crash occurred near the intersection of East Patrick Henry Road/Route 54 and Hickory Hill Road.
Menzies was transported to VCU Medical Center, where she succumbed to her injuries.
Menzies was an active member of the Richmond Road Runners club.
Carlson, of the 10000 block of Studley Acres Lane in Mechanicsville, was granted bond because he does not have a history of drug or alcohol charges, but is not allowed to operate a motor vehicle and must wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet as part of his bond.
Carlson specializes in internal medicine at Bon Secours Richmond Health System.
The incident remains under investigation. Carlson's trial is set for April 2.
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