A convicted drunk driver already facing several charges for a crash on Kneeland Street near Hudson Street early Monday will likely face additional or more severe charges because the pedestrian she allegedly hit has died, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Richard Mullins, 33, of Attleboro, died late yesterday from injuries in the crash, the DA's office reports.
Abana Cabrera, 36, of Randolph, was arraigned yesterday in Boston Municipal Court, before Mullins's death, on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury, OUI alcohol as a second offense, and failure to stop or yield, the DA's office says, adding she had been earlier convicted of DUI in Nevada in 2016. A judge set bail at $7,500 and ordered her to stay away from both driving and alcohol.
The DA's office provided this account:
At approximately 12:52 a.m. Monday, Cabrera was operating a Hyundai Elantra in the area of 75 Kneeland Street when she struck the victim as he crossed the street. ... The defendant allegedly made statements to Boston Police detectives that she had been drinking since 4 p.m. the prior afternoon. Detectives noted an odor of alcohol from the defendant during the interview.