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Motorcyclist killed by repeat drunk driver

Rhode Island residents may often hear about how the state has very strong laws when it comes to drunk driving. It is possible for a person convicted of driving under the influence to lose the right to drive for a while or even to spend time in jail. At the same time, most area residents still continue to hear reports about accidents caused by people who make the choice to drive when they are intoxicated. This logically may make people wonder if the laws are strong enough and what else they can or should do to crack down on these negligent drivers.

The family of a 25-year-old man from Blackstone is likely asking these type of questions today as they struggle with the loss of their loved one at the hands of a drunk driver. As reported by Wicked Local, a driver who had previously been charged with a DUI is said to have been driving a passenger vehicle and struck another man who was riding on a motorcycle. The biker did not die at the scene of the crash but instead survived for two-and-a-half weeks before succumbing to his injuries.

Between the time of the wreck and his death, the motorcyclists endured multiple operations, the amputation of one of his legs and a battle with sepsis. The drunk driver who killed him is 30 years old and faces multiple charges in connection with the accident.

The at-fault driver did not have a valid license at the time of the crash and was driving a vehicle without insurance. His blood alcohol content is not known.



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