Late Saturday afternoon, A 12-year-old girl was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash involving a drunk driver on Old Colony Ave. The girl was taken to Tufts Medical and was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
According to State police, the driver of the White Explorer allegedly struck several parked car before hitting the child. He then fled the scene in his car but was apprehended by by Koskiuzco Circle around 4:30pm. Attleboro resident Richard Higgins, 78, was charged with driving under the influence, third offense, leaving the scene of a crash, operating to endanger and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
State Police and BPD are continuing to investigate.
Ohhhhhh! Ouch! This guy was caught on his third DUI offense? He hit a bunch of parked cars? A third offense of DUI and then hitting several parked cars are both horrific enough, but striking and seriously injuring a person…and a 12-year-old child, at that was the most horrific of all. I wish the girl a speedy recovery. She’s lucky she wasn’t killed by this guy. Glad the police finally caught up with the offending driver, apprehended him and charged him with third offense DUI, leaving the scene of a crash, operating so as to endanger people, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
This guy is a danger all right, and he really has no business being on the road. How long will it be before he ends up killing somebody outright? Here’s hoping the guy loses his license for awhile and ends up in the clink. He’s an extremely dangerous driver and a real menace, at that.