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Oct 31, 2016 9:15 AM

Police: Drunken driver injures 3 at crowded Halloween event in Salem, Mass.

The Associated Press

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A suspected drunken driver struck a woman and two 10-year-old children crossing a street during Salem's crowded Halloween festivities.

Police say the victims were crossing a street toward a parking garage at about 8 p.m. Sunday when they struck by a car that drove on toward Beverly.

Authorities say the victims' injuries were serious but not life-threatening. Two victims were taken to a local hospital while a third was taken to Massachusetts General in Boston.

Police say the driver, Dexter Mitchell, left the area but later returned. He was charged with drunken driving, failing to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk and leaving the scene of an accident.

Salem, site of the 17th century witch trials, draws tens of thousands of visitors for the Halloween weekend.

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