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Teen to Be Tried as Adult in Fatal Motorcycle Crash

The boy was arraigned Tuesday in Washington County District Court

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A Warwick, Rhode Island, teenager will be tried as an adult on charges stemming from a fatal crash in Charlestown that claimed the life of a 21-year-old college student from Rhode Island. 

The boy was arraigned Tuesday in Washington County District Court on charges of DUI death resulting, driving to endanger death resulting and possession of alcohol by a minor. 

Prosecutors filed a motion for the teen to be waived out of Family Court and tried as an adult. The boy's attorney agreed. 

Investigators say the teen was driving drunk along U.S. Route 1 on Aug. 29 when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed over the center island curb and slammed into a motorcycle driven by Thomas Hug. 

The boy faces up to 12 years in prison if he's convicted.

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