Cranston man accused of striking pedestrian faces DUI charge
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.