UPDATE: Suspect arraigned.
Boston Police report a driver rammed into three pedestrians at Columbus Avenue and Clarendon Street late Friday night.
According to police, two women and a man were in the crosswalk shortly before midnight when Michael Watkins, 64, of Roxbury, honked at them, then sped up and hit them. Police say Watkins just kept going - but that arriving officers found him and his car not far away on Tremont Street.
While speaking with the operator, officers smelled a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the suspect’s breath. Further investigation led officers to take the suspect into custody.
The victims were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, police say.
Watkins was charged with OUI, three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and three counts of leaving the scene of a personal-injury accident.