CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - Authorities say a Massachusetts man who drove his pickup over a seawall and into the water in Rhode Island has been charged with driving under the influence. Police say the car crashed into the water late Friday near the Rhode Island Yacht Club. Police identified the driver as 42-year-old Tom Moitoso of Taunton. Moitoso was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and his truck was towed from the scene.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Authorities say a pedestrian was hit by a car in Providence, sending her to the hospital with serious injuries. Police say the victim was struck by the car on Friday evening. Providence Police Lt. Ernest Forlini tells WPRI-TV that she was not walking in the crosswalk when she was hit.
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - Authorities are urging a driver who was involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured one man in Warwick to turn themselves into authorities. Police said Saturday that Eduardo Amaral of Warwick remains in the hospital in stable condition after he was hit Wednesday evening. Police say they believe the car was a grey-colored Acura RLX sedan. Police say the car has damage to the side-view mirror and front end.
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - Republicans on Cranston's City Council are putting forward a resolution that calls on the state to require schools to have metal detectors at all entrances and specially trained armed police officers. Council President Michael Farina tells The Providence Journal that the Florida school shooting that killed 17 students and teachers prompted the measure. The resolution also calls for schools to have "lock boxes" to secure guns for concealed carry permit holders.
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