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.”


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