Narragansett Police Log: Domestic, Drunk Driving
Two are charged with DWIs, and a man is charged with domestic assault after an incident on New Year’s Eve.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Narragansett Woman Charged With Driving While Intoxicated
Lorie J. Lang, 48, of 115 Nepaug Road, Apt. #B, Narragansett, was arrested about 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 10 and charged with driving while intoxicated and refusing to submit to a chemical test.
According to police, an officer monitoring traffic on Boston Neck Road near the fire station clocked a car driven by Lang at 52 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone. Police said the car was also swerving, and a traffic stop was made near Nardolillo Funderal Home.
Police said Lang had three passengers in her car, and two had red Solo cups with beer in them. There was also an open can of Budweiser in the center console, according to reports. Police said that while speaking with Lang, she repeatedly told them, “This vehicle is registered to me, and there is nothing illegal inside of it.”
According to police, Lang gave them consent to search the car. Police said that when Lang exited her car, she spun around in a circle, nearly falling, then lifted her shirt, exposing her belly and chest to officers.
Police said a search of the car revealed no illegal substances. Officers reported they found a spoon, possibly for melting narcotics, in the driver’s side door pocket, but there was no testable residue.
According to police, Lang consented to field sobriety tests, which she allegedly failed. She was arrested and transported to South County Hospital, since officers reportedly suspected her of being under the influence of a narcotic.
Lang allegedly refused to submit to a chemical test at the hospital. She was transported to police headquarters, and then to the ACI at about 9 a.m. because her arrest violated probation from previous arrests.
South Kingstown Woman Charged With Drunken Driving
Billie Jo Gaudlap, 37, of 124 Lewis Lane, South Kingstown, was arrested at 1:39 a.m. on Jan. 10 and charged with drunken driving and cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test.
According to police, an officer monitoring traffic on Point Judith Road near Old Point Judith Road clocked a gold Toyota Camry driven by Gaudlap at 60 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone. Police said the car was also swerving and pulled it over near Moo Moo’s Ice Cream.
Police said that while speaking with Gaudlap, she smelled strongly of alcohol and seemed to be disoriented. Police also noted that there was an open 12-ounce bottle of Bud Light beer behind the driver’s seat, with its contents spilling on the floor.
According to police, Gaudlap consented to field sobriety tests, which she allegedly failed. She was arrested and transported to police headquarters.
Police said Gaudlap refused to consent to a chemical breath test, and was then released at about 3:42 a.m. She was also cited for speeding and laned roadway violations.
Providence Man Charged With Domestic Assault at New Year’s Party
Victor A. Tavares, 26, of 19 Pekin St., Providence, was arrested about 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 10 and charged with domestic assault.
According to police, at about 9 p.m. on Jan. 1 a 23-year-old woman filed a complaint about Tavares. The woman told police that at a New Year’s Eve party on Dec. 31, Tavares had assault her.
Police said the victim had injuries consistent with an assault, and several independent witnesses at the party confirmed that Tavares had been physical with her at the party, which took place in Narragansett.
As a result, police said a warrant was issued for Tavares’ arrest. According to police, Tavares turned himself in on Jan. 10, and he was processed at Fourth Division District Court and then released.
Unless otherwise noted, the information for this article was compiled from Narragansett police reports, which are available for review by any member of the public at their headquarters on Caswell Street. If we’re missing a call or report you’re interested in knowing about, feel free to leave a comment or to send Local Editor Stephen Greenwell a message at Stephen.email@example.com.
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