July 16, 2024


The person from New York Metropolis was allegedly drunk whereas driving when his automobile crashed into one other automobile, killing a husband and spouse and their teen grandson.

A second arraignment has been scheduled Tuesday for a New York Metropolis man who allegedly killed a household of three in a automobile crash Christmas evening whereas he was drunk, in line with authorities.

Adam Gauthier, 41, faces new fees of manslaughter whereas working below the affect and motorized vehicle homicide-OUI liquor after the third sufferer, 68-year-old Donna Arruda, died days after the crash on Dec. 29.

The deadly crash occurred late Christmas evening in Somerset on Veterans Memorial Bridge, when Donna, her 73-year-old husband Floriano Arruda, and 15-year-old grandson Jacoby Arruda, all from Seekonk, had been of their Infiniti SUV. A Land Rover, pushed by Gauthier within the unsuitable course, hit them simply after 11 p.m., in line with authorities.

Floriano and Jacoby died inside hours of the crash. Gauthier was charged in Floriano’s and Jacoby’s deaths with two counts of manslaughter whereas working below the affect, two counts of motorized vehicle homicide-OUI liquor, and one depend every of OUI liquor with critical bodily damage, reckless operation of a motorized vehicle, and driving the unsuitable approach on a state freeway. 

His preliminary arraignment for the primary slew of fees was held Dec. 26, a day after the lethal crash, at Saint Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, the place he was being handled for non-life-threatening accidents.

The Boston Globe studies Gauthier, a former Somerset resident, is being held at Dartmouth Home of Correction on $100,000 money bail.