Driver facing charges following single car collision in Smithfield Saturday
SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WLNE)The 18-year-old driver of a vehicle found overturned in Smithfield early Saturday morning has been charged with driving under the influence– serious bodily harm resulting, and reckless driving, police said in a statement today.
Smithfield police responded to the call just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday, finding four teenage occupants outside of the overturned vehicle on Mountaindale Road.
One occupant, a 17-year-old female, was taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital with serious injuries. Two other occupants, both 16-year-old males, were not injured, police said.
Following an investigation, police arrested the driver, 18-year-old Haleigh M. Ferreira, who is the sole person facing charges in the incident at this time. Ferreira was arraigned at the Smithfield Police Department and released on $10,000 personal recognizance.
The incident remains under investigation, and police have asked anyone with information, including on events leading up to the collision, to come forward.
Smithfield detectives can be reached at (401) 231-2500.
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