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Boston Celtics guard Charles Smith was arrested and charged with drunken driving and vehicular homicide early Friday after his van allegedly struck and killed two Boston University students crossing a street, police said.

Witnesses told police the van that hit the two women slowed down briefly and then drove off.Police acting on information provided by witnesses and a taxi driver who followed the vehicle stopped the van several blocks away and arrested Smith.

Police said the front end of his vehicle showed considerable damage.

Smith offered no resistence and has been cooperative, police said.

Smith, 23, was taken to a police station and charged with a series of violations.