Narragansett Police Log: May 31, June 1 and 2, 2012
A Narragansett man with bottles of cognac and Guinness in his truck is charged with drunken driving.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Narragansett Man Charged with DWI
Francis George Andersson, 41, of 59 Angell Road, Narragansett, was arrested at about 12:40 a.m. on May 31 and charged with driving while intoxicated and refusing to submit to a chemical test.
According to police, an officer traveling behind a pickup truck being driven by Andersson noticed it swerving while on Point Judith Road near Sunset Farm. A traffic stop was made near Clarke Road.
Police said while talking to Andersson during the stop, he smelled of alcohol, even though he was chewing gum. Police noted a can of Guinness beer and a small bottle of Hennessey cognac on the floor of Andersson’s truck.
According to police, Andersson failed field sobriety tests, and at that point, he was arrested.
Police said that while Andersson was being arrested, he asked for the officer’s name. When told it, Andersson allegedly said, “We’re going to have problems.”
According to police, Andersson refused to submit to a chemical test after making a private phone call. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test. He was also issued a summons for laned roadway violations.
Narragansett Woman Charged with Transportation of Alcohol by a Minor
Julia I. Duquette, 20, of 50 Sumac Trail, Narragansett, was cited at about 1:49 a.m. and charged with transportation of alcohol by a minor.
According to police, an officer monitoring traffic on Bridgetown Road near Lakeside Drive clocked a black Toyota Camry driven by Duquette at 48 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone. A traffic stop was made in the 1100 section of Boston Neck Road.
Police said when they asked if there was alcohol in the car, Duquette told police that a 21-year-old passenger had some.
Police said they confiscated a bottle of Grey Goose vodka from the passenger, and Duquette was cited for transportation of alcohol by a minor. She was issued a warning for speeding, and allowed to drive from the scene.
Woonsocket Man Arrested for Warrant
John S. Griffin, 36, of 144 Welles St., second floor apartment, Woonsocket, was arrested at about 8:11 a.m. on May 31. Police said a Sixth Division District Court warrant was out for his arrest for failure to pay child support.
According to police, an officer monitoring traffic on Point Judith Road near Washington Trust Bank saw a car pass with a cracked windshield. A traffic stop was made near Dunkin’ Donuts.
Police said a background check revealed that one of the passengers – Griffin – had a warrant out for his arrest. He was taken into custody without incident. The driver was warned for the cracked windshield and allowed to drive from the scene.
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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