As reported by Mark Reynolds in the July 22, 2010 edition of the Providence Journal, a local restaurant owner pled not guilty to charges stemming from an April car accident. He is facing three charges, leaving the scene of an accident-death resulting, reckless driving-death resulting and driving without a license. He crashed his car into barrels and a Jersey barrier and then fled on foot. The man was observed fleeing from the scene after the accident, but later turned himself into police. The victim was one of his employees, a chef at his restaurant.
The man's license was suspended in Rhode Island because of an earlier refusal to submit to a chemical test charge from Arizona. Although the man was released on bail, he is not permitted to drive a motor vehicle.