Cranston man accused of striking pedestrian faces DUI charge

Jacob Travis is arraigned in Kent County District Court on a DUI charge, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (WJAR)

A 25-year-old man is accused of striking a man with his car in Cranston.

Jacob Travis of Cranston was arraigned Wednesday morning in Kent County District Court on a DUI charge and released on bail. He did not enter a plea.

Police said a 45-year-old Providence man was walking in a crosswalk at the intersection of Park and Elmwood avenues at about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday when he was hit.

The man, whose name was not available, was in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital. He suffered a skull fracture.

Prosecutors said Travis was given a field sobriety test at the scene and failed and that he also refused a chemical test.

Travis, described by lawyers as a "former Marine," recently moved back home with his parents.


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