Driver Charged With DUI After Hitting 3 People

Suspect Faces a Variety of Felony Charges                   

 

“PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) – The driver accused of striking three pedestrians on Academy Avenue is now facing felony charges.

 

Ynocecnio Rosario Vargas was arraigned today and charged with several counts including driving a motor vehicle without consent of the owner, driving under the influence (DUI) and driving with a suspended license.

 

He is accused of striking another vehicle and three people who were standing on the sidewalk. . The victims were identified as Harold Cruz, 33, Sherri Rivera, 34, and Rivera’s 11-year-old child. The victims were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 

The driver of the second vehicle was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

 

He is due back in court in early January.”

 

Read the full article online at WPRI.com.

 

 

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