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Charlestown youth arrested in connection to crash

December 1, 2011

RICHMOND - A 17-year-old boy from Charlestown has been cited and arrested by the Richmond Police Dept. for reckless driving in connection with an Oct. 23 crash that injured four Chariho High School students.

The arrest was made on Monday, Nov. 21, and was a result of an ongoing investigation into the events that preceded the crash.

“The charge was based on statements by involved eyewitnesses that the above 17-year-old operator drove recklessly along Richmond Townhouse Road (Route 112) at excessive rates of speed and passed (at least once) a second vehicle that ultimately crashed into a a tree in Charlestown,” according to a press release form Richmond Police.

Richmond police would not release any further information about the arrest because the investigation is still open and pending.

This marks the second arrest made by the Richmond police involving the crash. On Oct. 25, former Chariho School Committee member Terri Serra turned herself in at the Richmond Police station and was charged with one count of furnishing or procurement of alcohol for minors, a violation of the state’s social host law.

For more information, pick up a copy of The Chariho Times.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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