Police Log: Drunk Driving and Suspicious Speeding

by | Apr 3, 2018

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, March. 12

11:51 a.m. – Police arrested a Providence man, 33, for driving on a suspended license after pulling him over for speeding on Exchange Street near King Street. Police spoke with the driver, who said he didn’t have any identification on him. Checks on him using his name showed the license suspension. The man told police he’d been visiting friends on Duke Street; police said the house on Duke Street where the man had visited was known for drug activity. He said he knew nothing about that. He told police his license had been suspended for 10 years. Police could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. The man said he had a medical marijuana card but didn’t have the card with him and didn’t have any marijuana with him. The man was taken into custody and processed at the police department. He was later released with issued a District Court summons.

Wednesday, March. 14

11:15 a.m.  – Police arrested a Pawtucket woman, 32, for driving with a revoked license after police were called to 900 Division St. for a car accident with injuries. The driver of the first car told police his back was sore so rescue was called. The driver of the second car had told police her arm hurt so a second rescue was requested. The driver in the first car had told police he had been rear ended by the second car while he was waiting to turn left into a driveway. The woman who was driving the second car involved told police that she didn’t realize the car into front of her was slowing down to turn and she couldn’t stop in time. Both cars had to be towed; the drivers were transported to the hospital. Police did routine checks on the drivers and found the woman’s license was revoked. She was issued a District Court summons for the second offense.

Thursday, March. 15

12:41 a.m – As police were doing a routine check of the Park-and-Ride on South County Trail they had found a blue Nissan Altima with Massachusetts license plates that appeared to be abandoned. Police did checks on the car, which showed that the car was registered to EAN Holdings LLC out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, but had been reported stolen to  North Providence police on Feb. 22. While searching the car, police found that the driver’s side door was unlocked and two key fobs were on the floor under the steering while. Police also noted that there were minor scrapes to the back bumper. Police did smell a faint odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the car. The car was a rental so police called the rental company; they said someone from the company would pick up the car.

Saturday, March. 17

1:15 p.m. – A resident from Marlborough Street told police he had received a package from Home Depot he did not order at his house on March 15. The package contained a white rope. The man told police he’d talked to someone at Home Depot who said the rope had been ordered along with a wifi thermostat. The man reported that he doesn’t have an Home Depot credit card account but someone had apparently opened up an account in the man’s name and used that account for the order. The man cancelled the card.

Sunday, March 18

2:05 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich woman, 54, for driving while intoxicated after they were alerted from another driver. The woman was heading east on Division Street toward South County Trail. The driver who alerted police continued to follow the car and police caught up with it at Cindy Ann Drive and Middle Road. As police watched, the car drifted over the center line twice and even into the opposite lane of travel. Police tried to stop the car but the driver did not pull over. Eventually, police got the driver to stop; she stopped right in the middle of the street. When talking to the women in her car, police could smell alcohol on her breath. Her eyes were bloodshot and her speech was slurred. When police asked her for license and registration she asked if she could go home. Police had to repeat the request several times. As the woman was getting her license out of her purse, police saw a small bottle of alcohol in it. The woman complied with police requests that she take field sobriety tests, which she failed. Police took her into custody and transported her to EGPD headquarters for processing. She was charged with driving under the influence, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and refusal to submit to a chemical test (second offense). Police also cited her for leaving lane of travel and operating left of center.

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