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Man charged with DUI after accident with child in the car

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By: Dee DeQuattro


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A man is facing several charges after allegedly drunk driving and causing an accident while a seven-year-old boy was riding unrestrained in the vehicle.

Luis Manuel Medeiros, 42 of Fall River, is charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, and chemical test refusal after his involvement in a three car accident on 195 west on Thursday.

State Police approached the vehicle and say they observed Medeiros exhibiting signs consistent with intoxication. In addition they observed a seven-year-old boy unrestrained in the back seat.

The juvenile was transported to Hasbro Children's Hospital with minor injuries. Medeiros submitted to a breathalyzer test and failed. As a result he was placed under arrest.

In the subsequent investigation State Police say they interviewed several witnesses who say the observed Medeiros driving erratically and lose control on 195 west in the area of Swansea Mass. Medeiros then allegedly fled that scene driving in excess of 90 miles per hour. He then struck a second vehicle in the rear and caused it to collide with a third vehicle.

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