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Carlson's DWI Charge in Menzies Death Dropped

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - The DWI charge against a Mechanicsville doctor accused of hitting and killing a jogger in Hanover County in January has been nolle prosequi, or dropped.

Dr. Michael J. Carlson, 47, 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. 

An additional charge of involuntary manslaughter was sent to the grand jury.

Around 8:15 a.m. on Jan. 13, a 2014 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.

Stay with 8News on air and online for updates on this developing story.

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