Westport man to appear in court on charges of driving drunk, causing fatal crash

By The Associated Press

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) _ A Westport man suspected of driving drunk and causing a fatal accident late last week is scheduled for arraignment.

Authorities say 62-year-old Robert Hansen is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Fall River District Court on charges of motor vehicle homicide by operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle in connection with Friday’s crash.

Police allege Hansen was drunk when he rear-ended another vehicle on Route 6 west in Westport at about 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The driver of the other vehicle, 73-year-old Geraldine Correia, of Dartmouth, was ejected from her car. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Hansen also suffered minor injuries.

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