Driver who Hit Three Children in Crosswalk Found Guilty of Operating Under the Influence

December 8, 2015 -Springfield, Mass- Hampden Superior Court Judge Richard J. Carey found Pedro Gonzalez, 59, of Springfield guilty on three felony counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and causing serious injury, Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated.

Gonzalez was arrested November 3, 2014 after injuring three teens in a cross walk at the intersection of Chestnut Street and Montmorenci Street in the North End of Springfield. All three children suffered serious injuries including one child being in critical condition for days after the accident.

District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “I would like to thank the Springfield Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police for the exemplary investigation of the accident which enabled Assistant District Attorney Melissa Doran to present and argue a strong and comprehensive case on behalf of the victims.”

The jury waived trial lasted two days. Mr. Gonzalez is due back in court on December 14, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. for sentencing.

Assistant District Attorney Melissa Doran stated “The children involved in this case should be commended for their brave testimony that required them to recall the traumatic events. All of them sustained serious and painful injuries they are still coping with today.”

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