A Rhode Island man charged with being drunk when he crashed his car over the weekend, killing his passenger, has appeared in court.
Patrick Carson, of Newport, remained free on $50,000 bond after his arraignment Monday on charges including driving under the influence, death resulting. He did not enter a plea. He was also ordered not to drive.
Middletown police say the 23-year-old Newport man was behind the wheel of the car that crashed at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. His passenger, 22-year-old Kailyn Newton of Westport, Massachusetts, died.
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Carson was treated at the hospital for minor injuries.
Carson declined to comment outside of court. His lawyer only said, “Very sorry for everyone.”