Passenger Arraigned In Alleged OUI Crash That Injured 5-Year-Old

BROOKLINE (CBS) – A 5-year-old boy who was seriously injured in a crash is expected to be released from the hospital soon.

The boy’s stepfather, William Gomez was charged on Tuesday with permitting substantial injury to a child and permitting unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Police say Gomez and the 5-year-old were passengers in a car that 37-year-old Luis Parraga crashed into a pole Friday night.

Prosecutors say the car belonged to Gomez and that Parraga and Gomez were both drunk.

“(Gomez) goes to pick up this child from the babysitter; then goes and gets intoxicated with another individual; then makes the sound judgment of allowing the other intoxicated individual to drive his car,” Prosecutor George Papchristos told a judge on Tuesday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

Gomez was ordered held on $2,500 bail.

His stepson, who was listed in critical condition this weekend, is said to be recovering after undergoing surgery.

Parraga has not yet been arraigned. He’s expected to face a number charges related to the crash and could face deportation.

Brookline police said on Saturday that they requested an ICE Detainer for Parraga, which typically indicates a person is suspected of being in the country illegally.

  • jaygee

    Two drunks, one kid and the driver is not only here illegally but driving without benefit of license or registration. The number of individuals driving vehicles in this state and around the country without insurance, license or even a registered vehicle is getting higher every day and yet if we complain after innocent people are killed by those who shouldn’t even be in the U.S., we are called “anti-immigrant”! It’s anti-ILLEGAL immigrant, alien or whatever name you want to use. Why is very little being done about this?

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