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.