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Fall River Man Arrested For DUI With 7-Year-Old In Vehicle

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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man police say was driving over 90 miles an hour with an unrestrained 7-year-old in his vehicle has been charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving.

State police said Friday troopers responded to a three-vehicle crash on Interstate-195 westbound on Thursday. They say 42-year-old Luis Manuel Medeiros of Fall River was seen driving erratically and lost control and hit a tractor-trailer in Seekonk. He kept driving and later hit another vehicle in East Providence, causing it to crash into a third vehicle.

Authorities said Medeiros appeared intoxicated and was arrested after failing field sobriety tests. The boy was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The Massachusetts Department of Social Services took custody of him.

A phone number for Medeiros couldn’t be found.

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