A car accident late Friday night in Portsmouth, RI resulted in the arrest of Celio Da Silva Aleixo, a 39-year-old Portsmouth man, on charges of DUI. Police responded to a head-on crash between two vehicles at East Main Rd. and Sea Meadow Dr. where an SUV traveling north on East Main Rd. crossed the double yellow lines and hit a pick-up truck traveling southbound. The driver of the pick-up truck, who remains unidentified, suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment. Da Silva Aleixo showed signs of impairment and was taken into custody. He was charged with DUI Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test, and was arraigned and released on $5,000 surety bail. The accident is currently under investigation by the Portsmouth Police Detective Division and the Portsmouth Police Accident Reconstruction Unit.

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