State Police report arresting an Attleboro man, who already has two OUI convictions, on charges he struck a 12-year-old girl on Old Colony Avenue around 4:25 p.m. today.
State Police say Richard Higgins, 78, was driving a 2001 Ford Explorer when "he lost control of his vehicle, swerved right, and struck the girl." He then kept on driving until stopped in Kosciuzko Circle by a Boston police officer, State Police say.
The girl was transported to Tufts Medical Center with serious injuries, State Police say.
Higgins was charged with OUI, third offense, leaving the scene of a personal-injury accident, negligent operation, driving with a revoked license, driving with a suspended license and speeding.