- Associated Press - Friday, December 1, 2017

JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) - A woman injured in a wrong-way crash in Rhode Island has been released from a hospital and reunited with her dog after it disappeared following the accident.

The wreck happened Thursday night on Interstate 295 in Johnston. Police charged 57-year-old Robert Allyn, of Johnston, with drunken driving and driving to endanger, causing bodily injury.

Police say Allyn was driving southbound in the northbound lanes and struck Samantha Kennelly’s vehicle. Her toy poodle, Scarlett, was in her car and went missing, but was found Friday. She was released from Rhode Island Hospital on Friday.

Allyn’s pickup truck caught fire after the crash. He also was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Allyn could not be reached Friday. It wasn’t immediately clear if he has a lawyer who could respond to the allegations.

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