Millis man faces charges in crash that injured Patriots’ Harvey Langi

Harvey Langi warming up in Sept., 2017.
Harvey Langi warming up in Sept., 2017. –AP Photo/Butch Dill

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A 25-year-old Millis man is facing multiple charges stemming from the car crash that injured Patriots rookie linebacker Harvey Langi, his wife Cassidy, and three others in Foxborough Oct. 13.

Kevin M. Conroy is charged with possession and concealment of a Class E substance, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, a marked lane violation, and possession of an open container of alcohol inside a motor vehicle, according to Foxborough police. The first offense is a felony, the latter three are misdemeanors.

Conroy was not arrested but will receive a summons to appear in court at a later date.

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Meanwhile, Langi and his wife went home from the hospital Sunday night, nine days after the accident left them with serious injuries.

Langi suffered neck and head injuries while Cassidy fractured both her hips, suffered broken ribs, and was evaluated for internal bleeding, according to her father. They were treated at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Langi, driving a Mazda sedan, was stopped at a red light in the left-turn lane at the Fisher Street intersection of Commercial Street at 9:19 p.m. when Conroy, driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee, rear-ended them.

Conroy was going approximately 50 miles per hour, according to Foxborough Police Detective Ken Fitzgerald, and pushed the Langis’ car into a Toyota Camry that was carrying three people. He did not brake, according to police.

A police officer searched
Conroy and found a bag of prescription pills, including the pain medication Gabapentin, anti-psychotic Quetiapine, and muscle relaxant Baclofen as well as less than an ounce of marijuana. Police also marked down an open “nip’’ bottle of Fireball Whiskey on the rear floor of the Jeep.

Conroy passed a field test and a Breathalyzer, though the Breathalyzer test would not have detected any of the substances found in his possession other than alcohol.

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Conroy and his passenger, Steve Gordon, who initially left the scene, both refused medical treatment. All five people in the two other cars were transported to local hospitals.

According to the police report, Cassidy was bleeding profusely while Harvey was holding napkins to her neck to try to stop it. The car was totaled with the Langis trapped inside until they were eventually removed by the Jaws of Life.

After returning home Sunday, the Langis posted videos from their living room to their Instagram accounts, expressing their joy to be home in time for the Patriots-Falcons game.

Langi, an undrafted rookie who played at BYU, has been listed on the Patriots injury report with a back injury.

Say, can you see?

Film reviews aren’t always easy, particularly when a team is coming off a poor performance and is more interested in moving on than looking back.

That wasn’t the case for Patriots players and staff Monday morning as they went through the weekly task of breaking down the tape and correcting their mistakes.

No, this week’s difficulties had little to do with stumbling plays and everything to do with Mother Nature’s ways. The thick fog that descended on Gillette Stadium midway through Sunday night’s 23-7 win over Atlanta made the session a little challenging.

“The fourth quarter is, I don’t know, pretty close to a whiteout on the sideline film,’’ said Bill Belichick. “The sideline cameras are at the top of the stadium, so that’s a tough shot. The end zone cameras are a little bit lower and they get a little tighter shot, so the picture is a little bit clearer. But, on that shot, a lot of times you’re not able to see all the guys on the perimeter. It’s kind of an in-line shot.

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“As they get into the middle of the third and quarter and on, for those of us with aging eyes, it’s a little strained to see it, and then there’s a point where you can’t really see it all, especially from the sideline.’’

Special teams captain Matthew Slater also acknowledged the difficulties but had a shout-out to the team’s camera guys for some good old-fashioned ingenuity.

“The second half was tough,’’ Slater said. “Kudos to our film guys; they started filming the Jumbotron in the stadium, which I thought was brilliant, so we could actually see some of that stuff. But man, it was brutal toward the end of the game. You couldn’t see anything.’’

Harris has a big part

David Harris got his most extensive playing time of the season as the veteran middle linebacker and first-year Patriot was on the field for 19 defensive snaps. With Elandon Roberts (ankle) inactive and Dont’a Hightower leaving early with a shoulder injury, Harris started and played 19 snaps, was regularly around the ball, and collected three tackles. “I think David works hard and is very well prepared and did all of the right things that we would want him to do from an assignment standpoint,’’ said Belichick. “He gave us some good plays, was in on a few plays. He handled the communication in the front well. We’ll see if we can build on that.’’

Walking wounded

There was no update on Hightower or defensive tackle Malcom Brown, who also left early with an ankle injury. Brown was spotted moving gingerly in the locker room Monday . . .
James White’s touchdown catch was his 10th since 2015, tops among NFL running backs over that span . . . Defensive lineman Adam Butler recorded his first career sack when the rookie dropped Matt Ryan for a 10-yard loss in the second quarter. His celebration dance was a thing of beauty . . . Tom Brady earned his 213th career win. Only Adam Vinatieri (223) and George Blanda (218) have more wins on their résumés . . . The game was the second-highest rated “Sunday Night Football’’ broadcast of the season, earning a 12.6 national rating. Only the opening night Cowboys-Giants game (13.4) was better.

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