SK Police Log: September 10, 11 and 12, 2012
A URI student tells police that he hopes they made mistakes, so his drunken driving arrest will be dismissed.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
URI Student Hopes Police Made Mistakes in Drunken Driving Arrest
William F. Reardon, 22, of 9 Reservoir Circle, Jamestown, was arrested at about 1:27 a.m. on Sept. 12 and charged with drunken driving. Police said Reardon is a student at the University of Rhode Island.
According to police, an officer traveling on Route 1 by the Salt Pond Road exit noted a silver Chrysler 300 swerving. As a result, a traffic stop was made.
Police said that while speaking to the driver – Reardon – he smelled of alcohol and had trouble answering questions. Police said they asked Reardon if he was the most sober person in the car, and he allegedly told them, “No, I doubt it.”
According to police, Reardon consented to field sobriety tests, which he failed. He was arrested, and his car was towed – police said the three passengers in the car didn’t want to drive it.
Police said that during processing, Reardon repeatedly asked if they were making any mistakes, and what type of mistakes it would take to get his case dismissed at court. He allegedly told police, “For my sake, I hope that you guys make mistakes.”
According to police, Reardon consented to a breath test, but didn’t blow long enough on his second attempt to register a reading. Police said at that time, Reardon told them, “My lawyer is going to eat this up.”
Police said after waiting about 18 minutes, they were again unable to obtain a sample because Reardon wasn’t blowing hard enough. Police said they gave him the option of refusing, but he told them, “No, but all these bad samples are looking good for me.”
Police administered a fourth test at about 2:42 a.m., which revealed a blood alcohol level of .223. A fifth test at 2:44 a.m. failed – police noted that Reardon’s cell phone was near the machine, causing radio interference. A sixth test – the second successful one – at about 2:46 a.m. revealed a blood alcohol level of .215.
According to police, after finally concluding the tests, Reardon asked officers if they could make some sort of “mistake” during their report to help him out. Police refused, and Reardon was processed and then released at about 3:22 a.m.
Massachusetts Man Charged With Drunken Driving, Possession
Timothy P. Moore, 46, of 102 Pine St., Franklin, MA, was arrested at about 9:45 p.m. on Sept. 12 and charged with drunken driving, possession of marijuana and driving in possession of a controlled substance.
According to police, a dispatcher received a report of a grey GMC Yukon driving all over the road on Route 1 by the South County Commons. Police noted the vehicle drifting and swerving at about 70 miles per hour near the Salt Pond Road exit, although police noted that the vehicle kept driving and ignoring the siren to pull over until the Pond Street exit.
Police said the driver – Moore – smelled of alcohol, and it took him about 45 seconds to hand over his license. Police noted that Moore’s license was in his hand the entire time he was searching for it.
When asked how much he had to drink, Moore allegedly told police, “I probably had too much.” Police said Moore consented to field sobriety tests, which he failed, and he refused to submit to a breath test at police headquarters.
Police said an inventory of Moore’s Yukon revealed $1,003 in cash and a small baggie of marijuana. As a result, Moore was also charged with possession.
South Kingstown Man Arrested for Warrant
Howard R. Courtemanche, 27, of 1790 Mooresfield Road, South Kingstown, was arrested at about 12:14 p.m. on Sept. 12. Police said a Fourth Division District Court warrant was out for his arrest.
According to police, they were made aware of the warrant and checked at Courtemanche’s home, locating him on the outside deck. He was arrested without incident and transported to court at about 1:19 p.m.
Connecticut Man Charged With License Violation
Keith Sebastian, 30, of 175 Broadway St., Apt. #9, Norwich, CT, was arrested at about 12:55 a.m. on Sept. 10 and charged with driving with a suspended license.
According to police, an officer noted a white sedan driven by Sebastian tailgating and passing on the left on Mooresfield Road. A traffic stop was made as a result.
Police said that Sebastian provided his registration and insurance, but said he left his license at his girlfriend’s house in Newport. However, a background check revealed that his Connecticut driver’s license was suspended.
Sebastian was arrested without incident. He was also cited for tailgating and passing vehicles on the left. He was processed and then released at about 1:12 a.m.
Westerly Man Cited for License Violation
Eduardo Garcia, 41, of 115 Tower St., Westerly, was cited at about 6:45 a.m. on Sept. 11 and charged with driving with an expired license.
According to police, an officer monitoring traffic on Route 1 clocked a white Ford SUV at 76 miles per hour in a 50 mile per hour zone. A traffic stop was made near the Pond Street exit.
Police said a background check revealed that the license of the driver – Garcia – was expired. He was cited for this violation, and for speeding. He was allowed to drive from the scene.
Unless otherwise noted, the information for this article was compiled from South Kingstown police reports, which are available for review by any member of the public at their headquarters. 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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