- Associated Press - Saturday, October 29, 2016

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 (https://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.

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