(September 12, 2015)- Today, Police in Pawtucket, Rhode Island arrested Montaigu A. Moselle, W/M, DOB: 02-06-79, of 114 Crescent Road, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, a driver in the July 4, 2015,  fatality crash that occurred at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Skyline Boulevard, on a warrant for the following charges:

  • DUI Manslaughter (Paul Ortiz 10-12-30)
  • DUI Manslaughter (Joan Ortiz 7-19-36)
  • DUI Causing Personal Injury (Paul W. Ortiz 7-8-59)
  • DUI Causing Personal Injury (Kathleen Ortiz 3-19-58)
  • DUI Causing Property Damage (vehicle 2)
  • DUI Causing Property Damage (street sign)

The traffic crash resulted in the death of two passengers in a second vehicle, killing Paul Ortiz (DOB: 10-12-30) that night and Joan Ortiz (DOB: 7-19-36) almost two weeks later.  Investigation revealed that Moselle had a BAC of .214 at the time of the crash.

Last week, the Cape Coral Police Department Major Crash Investigator completed the investigation and submitted an application for an arrest warrant.  Yesterday, the Major Crash Investigator, Corporal Andrew Satterlee, was advised that the warrant had been approved and was active.  Corporal Satterlee contacted Pawtucket, RI Police for assistance in serving the warrant.

Today at 1:50 pm, Corporal Satterlee was notified by Cape Coral Police Department Communications that Moselle had been placed under arrest in his hometown of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  A teletype was received confirming his arrest and hold with no bond, pending extradition to Lee County.

ARRESTED: Montaigu A. Moselle, 2-6-79, 114 Crescent Road, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 02861.
CHARGES:  2 Counts DUI Manslaughter, 2 Counts DUI w/Personal Injury, and 2 counts of DUI w/Property Damage.

Links to Original news releases:

UPDATE: July 4th Crash Claims Second Life

Cape Coral Police Department Investigating July 4th Traffic Fatality


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