UPDATE: Man charged with DUI after crashing into Providence restaurant
By: News Staff
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A man has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) after hitting three cars and crashing into a building early Monday evening.
Providence Police says the responded to El Chapin Restaurant in the area of 271 Plainfield Street, just after 5:15 p.m., for the report of a car into a building.
Upon arrival, officers found four other vehicles had been struck in the parking lot, and the operator, identified as 56-year-old Michael Ducharme of Hope, of the Statewide Plumbing and Heating Co. vehicle was found unconscious; officers quickly administered narcan, a dug often used for opioid drug overdoses.
Ducharme was subsequently transported to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries.
Authorities say Ducharme was arrested and charged with:
Driving under the influence.
DUI: Refusal to take a blood test.
Diners were inside a different area in the restaurant at the time of the crash.
ABC6 News reached out to Statewide Plumbing and Heating for comment, but to no avail.