Police: Pedestrian struck by SUV in Providence; driver facing DUI charge


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A woman is facing multiple charges including DUI after a pedestrian was struck by a gray Jeep Grand Cherokee in a busy Providence intersection late Sunday night.

According to the police report, Yohanly Rosado is charged with driving under the influence of liquor or drugs, as well as refusal of a chemical test.

According to the report, officers responded to the intersection at Mt. Pleasant and Atwells Avenues in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood of Providence just before 11 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian struck.

Police said Rosado was driving the Jeep that struck a Volkswagen Passat and the vehicle’s owner, who was standing near the parked car. Police said the man, identified as Mariano Balon, was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

Police said Rosado failed several field sobriety tests. In addition, they said she refused to take a breathalyzer test, therefore they also charged her with refusing a chemical test.

According to the police report, officers said Rosado’s eyes were watery and bloodshot and they could smell alcohol on her breath. She reportedly told police the person she hit jumped in front of her vehicle.

An October 1 court date was set, police said.

Police investigate near Mt. Pleasant and Atwells Avenue in Providence Sunday night.

This story was edited from its original version to remove the incorrect spelling of a police sergeant’s name. We have since obtained the actual police report.

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