Jury awards $23M to Rhode Island woman paralyzed in crash

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) " A Rhode Island jury has awarded $23 million to a Cranston woman who was left paralyzed by a teen drunken driver who had been served alcohol at Twin River Casino.

A Superior Court jury on Friday found Twin River negligent in serving liquor to the driver " 18-year-old Alexander Arango.

The jury assigned 70 percent responsibility to Arango, 20 percent to Twin River and 10 percent to a Providence liquor store that also sold alcohol to Arango.

Twin River spokeswoman Patti Doyle told the Providence Journal (http://bit.ly/2dY5upU ) that the verdict is "completely inconsistent with the evidence and the sworn testimony." The casino is exploring its options, including a possible appeal.

Alissa Moulton " Arango's girlfriend " suffered serious spinal injuries that left her paralyzed from the chest down.

Arango was sentenced to serve two years in prison.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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