Police: Drunken driver hits 3 on Halloween weekend in Salem

SALEM, Mass. (AP) " Authorities say a drunken driver struck a woman and her 10-year-old twin daughters as they were crossing a street during crowded Halloween festivities in Salem, Massachusetts, the site of the 17th-century witch trials.

Police say the victims were heading to a parking garage Sunday night when they were struck by a car that kept on driving.

Authorities say the victims' injuries were serious but not life-threatening.

The driver, 52-year-old Dexter Mitchell, of Beverly, later returned. He pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including drunken driving and was held on $2,500 bail.

Mitchell's attorney calls the accident unfortunate but says there is no evidence of carelessness.

Salem draws tens of thousands of visitors on Halloween weekend.

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

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