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Richmond Man Indicted in Fatal SK Crash

James Mulcahey, 47, has been indicted on charges of drunken driving and driving to endanger, both with modifiers of death resulting.

A Carolina man will face felony charges of drunken driving with death resulting and driving to endanger with death resulting after he was indicted by the Washington County Grand Jury on Friday afternoon.

Staff from the office of Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin released the grand jury report today for James Mulcahey, 47, of 13 Debra Drive, Carolina. This portion of Carolina is in Richmond.

According to the AG’s statement, it is alleged that on Aug. 30, Mulcahey, while driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, caused the death of another driver. 

Arraignment at Washington County Superior Court is scheduled for May 15. His case number is W1-2013-0184A.

According to reporting by The Westerly Sun at the time of Mulcahey’s arrest, he appeared in court in August with an eye shut from his injuries and limping. The victim, 53-year-old Donna Eddy of Warwick, died at the scene after her car was allegedly hit head-on by Mulcahey’s on South County Trail near the town line of South Kingstown and Richmond.

According to online record, Mulcahey has two previous arrests.

  • In May 2011, a Jamestown police charge of driving with a suspended license against Mulcahey was dismissed. The charge was handled by traffic court.

In May 1994, a not guilty plea was filed for a Charlestown police charge of driving under the influence.

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