WPRI: Driver arrested, charged in hit & run

In #WALKinPVD, Hit & Run by Greater City Providence3 Comments

walkinpvd-iconCentral Falls Police said they were called to Roosevelt Avenue around 3:05 a.m. Saturday, where they found a 51-year old Pawtucket man in the roadway.


At his arraignment, [Rigoberto] Vasquez was charged with driving while intoxicated, failing to stop in an accident resulting in serious personal injury, driving with an expired license, among other charges.

Central Falls Police said the victim is in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital.

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  1. Note there are hearings on Assembly bills related to hit-run and pedestrian/bike safety coming before the House Judiciary Committee on Tues, Jan 26 in Room 101 in the State House at the “rise” about 4:15pm.

    Specifically to be heard are H7032 and 7091 on increasing penalties for ht and run, and H7168 which would phase in a ban on (most) use of hand-held cell phones while driving.

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