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Speeding Drunk Driving Motorist in Hit & Run Car Crash

Hit & Run Car CrashThe Rhode Island state police have reported a rather disturbing incident occurring in Woonsocket RI.  State Police officers stationed at the Scituate Rhode Island barracks arrested a Pawtucket man on a plethora of criminal charges. This man was no novice to the RI criminal justice system. After the chase, the man was also pinched on a menu of old warrants for his arrest.  These warrants were for criminal charges allegedly occurring in Warwick and Cumberland, Rhode Island. All of this started with a simple police stop for a moving violation.

A quick perusal of the suspect’s criminal record at CourtConnect http://courtconnect.courts.state.ri.us/pls/ri_adult/ck_public_qry_main.cp_main_idx  shows a rather extensive criminal record involving numerous motor vehicle offenses and a long history of shoplifting among other charges.

It all started as a routine moving violation / speeding stop until..

It all started as a routine Woonsocket motor vehicle police stop under the auspices of a speeding motorist. However, things got chaotic and dangerous when the suspect attempted to evade the cops in his motor vehicle by going behind a building in a Woonsocket shopping plaza

RI Real Estate Rama, citing a press release,  reported “Troopers located the red Taurus which fled after striking a Trooper on his side as he attempted to remove the driver from the vehicle. The vehicle exited the plaza and crashed into the Shell Gas Station located across the street. Troopers again moved in and attempted to extricate the driver from his vehicle. The driver resisted and moved his vehicle in reverse, striking another vehicle before fleeing north on Diamond Hill Road. The pursuit ended after the Taurus became disabled after crashing into four other motorists. The suspect was transported to Rhode Island Hospital for non-life threatening injuries sustained from the multiple crashes. One of the other motorists was also transported to Landmark Hospital for non life-threatening injuries. The Trooper did not sustain any injuries as a result of being struck by the suspect vehicle. ” See more at: http://rhodeisland.realestaterama.com/2015/05/01/ri-state-police-arrest-suspect-after-short-motor-vehicle-pursuit-and-crash-into-building-and-multiple-vehicles-in-woonsocket-ID0325.html#sthash.aFMYhby7.RpxImjUp.dpuf

Thankfully no deaths resulted

Thankfully, no one was killed as a result of these automobile collisions. A fatality could have lead the suspect to be charged with vehicular manslaughter or even murder. It is unknown whether any of the motorists involved in these RI car wrecks will seek compensation for injuries or property damage.

The man was charged with a laundry list of criminal charges including: drunk driving (dui 2nd offense), Assault with a deadly weapon, Leaving the scene of a crash, Driving with a suspended license (among a number of other Rhode Island criminal charges)

Prior Arrest warrants are for moving violation and other alleged criminal  incidents including:

-Drunk Driving

-Reckless Driving

-Eluding Police

-Operating with a suspended Sentence

-Shoplifting (numerous warrants)

-Assault with a Dangerous Weapon