On May 21, 2019, at 7:12 p.m., the Smithfield Police arrested Catherine Grundy, age 63, of 2 Duchess Way, Smithfield, charging her with two felony counts of Driving Under the Influence of Liquor or Drugs Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and two felony counts of Driving to Endanger Resulting in Personal Injury.
A Smithfield officer was flagged down by a passing motorist advising of a motor vehicle collision on Pleasant View Avenue near the High School, involving two injured pedestrians. Officers and rescue personnel responded to the scene finding two women (ages 57 and 26), badly injured on the ground. Preliminary investigation indicates that the involved vehicle, a 2011 Toyota Corolla, traveling southbound on Pleasant View Avenue, left the roadway, struck both women, and snapped a utility pole. Grundy was unharmed, but showed signs of intoxication. After submitting to several field sobriety tests, Grundy was taken into custody and held overnight. She will be brought to 3rd Division District Court in the morning. The investigation continues.
Both injured women were transported by Smithfield rescue to Rhode Island Hospital.