Driver in fatal crash arraigned, released

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A man accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed one of his passengers was arraigned before a judge Monday morning.

Daniel Gautreau, 21, was behind the wheel when his car struck a utility pole on Mineral Spring Avenue in North Providence at about 1 a.m. on June 19.

The car split in half, and 21-year-old Dominic Guziejka was killed.

Gautreau and another passenger were hospitalized following the crash. He was later arrested and charged with DUI, death resulting; DUI, injury resulting; driving to endanger, death resulting; driving to endanger, causing bodily injury; and reckless driving.

Gautreau was released on $15,000 surety bail. He’s due back in court August 25 for a pretrial conference.

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