Jury finds Twin River partially liable in 2010 DUI crash

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A jury found Twin River casino partly responsible Friday for a drunk-driving crash that seriously injured a Cranston woman.

According to a Providence Superior Court clerk, the jury awarded Alyssa Moulton $23 million. She was left paralyzed by by the April 2010 crash on Route 146. The driver of the car, Alexander Arango, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and driving to endanger. He was sentenced to two years in prison.

The jury found Arango, who was 18 at the time, 70 percent responsible for the crash. However, the jury found Twin River 20 percent liable for serving alcohol to Arango. A Providence liquor store was found 10 percent responsible, for also selling alcohol to Arango.

Twin River spokeswoman Patti Doyle said in a statement Friday afternoon that they were “shocked and extremely disappointed” by the verdict, and denied that alcohol was served to Arango.

“The decision is completely inconsistent with the evidence and the sworn testimony,” Doyle said. “We are exploring our options, including a possible appeal.”