Driver charged in Cranston fiery crash faces judge

  • Source: WPRI-TV Providence 12
  • Published: 02/08/2019 12:00 AM

A man who police said took off from the scene of a fiery crash in Cranston Thursday evening was arraigned on several charges Friday morning. Richard Gobern was ordered held on $25,000 bail with surety following his arraignment at Kent County District Court on charges of duty to stop in accident resulting in serious bodily injury; reckless driving and other offenses against public safey; and driving after denial, revocation, or suspension for certain violations. He was ordered to appear in Superior Court Friday afternoon as a bail violator. According to the Cranston Police Department, Gobern was driving a red Jeep with three female passengers inside when he crashed into another vehicle near Laurel Hill Avenue. The Jeep then burst into flames.


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