Former Chariho school official's trial to begin
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- A former Chariho school committee member is facing a trial this week in connection with a car crash that injured four teenagers.
Fifty-year-old Terri Serra, of Richmond was charged last October with violating the state's social host law for allegedly furnishing or procuring alcohol for minors. Police say some youths drank alcohol at her home several hours before the accident.
Four high school students who were at Serra's home were seriously injured when their car crashed in Charlestown.
Serra was also charged with failing to render aid at the crash scene and not calling 911 after she happened upon the accident while driving another boy home.
She has pleaded not guilty. The trial had been scheduled for June, but was postponed to Monday.