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Police charge driver of military-style vehicle with DUI

September 24, 2018

COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) — Police say a man driving a military-style vehicle that truck another vehicle hauling a horse trailer on a Rhode Island highway was under the influence.

The crash happened around 11:25 p.m. Saturday in Coventry.

Police say 35-year-old Matthew Wright was driving the 5-ton truck when he struck a pickup towing a horse trailer.

A juvenile in the pickup truck was hospitalized for minor injuries, and a veterinarian was called to give a horse 10 to 12 stitches to close a cut on its head.

Wright refused a blood-alcohol test and was arrested at the scene.

Both the military-style vehicle and the pickup truck were heavily damaged and towed from the scene. It’s not clear if Wright has an attorney.

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