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18 Year Old URI Student Charged with Felony DUI After Crash

Posted by Matthew Marin | Nov 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month an 18 Year Old URI Student was charged with driving under the influence resulting in serious bodily injury.  The Student, from Connecticut, had been drinking at a fraternity prior to the accident which occurred when his vehicle rear-ended another vehicle on Route 138 west.  A passenger in the Student's vehicle was taken to the hospital with serious bodily injuries.

The Student was arraigned on charges of driving under the influence, serious bodily injury resulting; driving to endanger resulting in bodily injury; and refusal to submit to a chemical test.  He was released on a $5,000 surety bail with a court date set for December 15th.

Penalties for Driving Under the Influence Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

The charges brought in this case are extremely serious: DUI resulting in serious bodily injury carries a mandatory one year jail sentence with a maximum of ten years in jail and a two year revocation of the individuals drivers license; driving to endanger (also known as reckless driving) resulting in bodily injury carries a jail sentence up to five years and up to a three year license suspension.

Contact Attorney Matthew Marin For Assistance

We assist clients facing a wide range of DUI charges.  In fact, we have likely handled a case just like yours.  With our significant experience we can answer your questions, calm your nerves, and provide you with a realistic and honest assessment of your case and your situation.  Contact us today to schedule a no obligation, free consultation.  We are available 24/7 at 401-228-8271 or by email at [email protected]

About the Author

Matthew Marin

My name is Attorney Matthew Marin. I have dedicated my career to defending those charged with criminal offenses throughout Rhode Island. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a criminal offense, we understand that are likely in an unfamiliar situation that can be extremely intimidating and even paralyzing. You may feel as if you do not know where to turn or who to ask for help. Fortunately, you have come to the right place to begin your search for answers and a successful resolution to your situation. We have extensive experience assisting thousands of clients facing drunk driving charges, domestic violence charges, and drug charges throughout Rhode Island.

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