Police Log: Asleep at the Wheel x 2

by | Sep 21, 2014

These reports come from the East Greenwich Police Department and are public information. An arrest does not mean the individual has been convicted of a crime. EG News does not identify those arrested for misdemeanor charges.

Thursday, Sept. 11

11:53 p.m. – Police arrested a West Warwick woman, 24, for driving with a suspended license after she was stopped for speeding on First Avenue. Routine checks turned up the license violation. Police gave her a court summons and a warning about the speeding. A friend drove the woman’s car from the scene.

Friday, Sept. 12

5:46 a.m. – Police assisted state police in putting down a deer struck on Route 95 near exit 8A. The EG officer shot the animal, which was struggling to breath and had two of its legs broken, and contacted DEM about disposal. There were no reports of a car accident in the area involving a deer.

3:16 p.m. – A First Avenue resident told police someone broke into her house sometime overnight. She told police she had locked her screen door before going to bed at around 1 a.m. but she found it unlatched at 10 a.m., with part of the screen ripped. Nothing appeared to be missing or damaged.

Saturday, Sept. 13

9:18 a.m. – A woman complained to police about a protrusion in the sidewalk on Water Street that caused her to trip while jogging. The protrusion appeared to be the base of a street sign that was no longer in place. Police notified the Dept. of Public Works and someone placed an orange cone over the protrusion.

2:28 p.m. – The landlord of a Main Street property told police about damage to a newly installed concrete walk. He told police he suspected it was the work of two former tenants and that they’d done other vandalism in the past, always on a Thursday night. Police spoke with the men, who both denied returning to the building after moving out. The landlord asked that both men be given no-trespass orders, which police issued.

Sunday, Sept. 14

3:54 a.m. – Police arrested a Wakefield woman, 29, for driving while intoxicated after she ran into a light pole in the breakdown lane on Route 4 near the Route 403 exit. The woman told police she fell asleep at the wheel and said she was not injured. Police, smelling alcohol, asked if she’d been drinking and she said she’d had some drinks after getting off work as a waitress in Pawtucket. The woman took field sobriety tests and, based on the results, police took her into custody. At the station, she refused to take the breath test to measure the amount of alcohol in her blood (BAC). She was cited for a laned roadway violation and issued court summonses for the DUI and refusing to take the BAC.

Monday, Sept. 15

12 a.m. – Police came upon a Warwick man slumped over the steering wheel of his car on the side of the road on Main Street. The engine was running and the lights were on. Police knocked on the window to wake the man who was initially incoherent. Eventually, he opened the door but the car was in reverse, so police told him to put the car into park and shut the car off. He turned off the car then at first tried handing police a $20 bill when asked for identification, eventually handing over his license. Police smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the car and the man. He told police he was coming from his boat at Norton’s Marina and said he’d had “a few beers.” He was not sure how he ended up on parked Main Street. Because the man was unable to communicate or follow instructions, police had him taken by EGFD rescue to Kent Hospital. The man’s car was left parked on Main Street overnight, with keys at EGPD.

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