Woman Charged With DUI After Hitting Young Girl

One woman is in custody, facing charges of driving under the influence, after police say she hit a 14 year-old girl who was walking with a friend Wednesday night.

The accident happened just after 9pm Wednesday night, in the Riverside section of East Providence, on Crescent View Avenue. The girl was walking with a friend, when she was hit by the car, driven by 49 year-old Susan Benedetti.

Police have not identified the girl, but say she was taken to Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, with serious injuries.

Benedetti was arraigned in Providence District Court Thursday.