Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Wakefield Man Charged With Drunken Driving
Paul Tasich, 47, of 33 Eagle Nest Terrace, Wakefield, was arrested at about 1:43 a.m. on Sept. 15 and charged with drunken driving.
According to police, an officer traveling on Main Street toward the Dale Carlia intersection noted a black Ford pick-up truck speeding and swerving. A traffic stop was made in the Casey’s parking lot.
Police said that Tasich smelled strongly of alcohol and his skin was flushed red. They noted that a passenger attempted to bargain out of the traffic stop, claiming that he knew two South Kingstown police officers.
According to police, Tasich failed field sobriety tests, at which point he was arrested. Police said that during transport to headquarters, Tasich told them, “Public servants are the worst and a waste of tax dollars.”
Police said that while reading Tasich his rights before a chemical test, he kept whispering “dick” and “dickhead” at officers, unaware that they could hear him. Police said that during the observation period for the chemical test, Tasich kept demanding to use the bathroom and to have a Rhode Island State Police trooper administer the test.
According to police, Tasich’s blood alcohol level tested at .165 at about 2:15 a.m. and .165 at about 2:18 a.m. Police also noted that Tasich had a previous drunken driving arrest in February 2011, which was dismissed after he pled to a refusal to submit to a chemical test charge.
Police said Tasich was processed and then released at about 3:50 a.m., when a ride arrived for him at headquarters.
Tasich served as a South Kingstown town councilor after winning by 16 votes 2004. In 2006, he finished 10th of 10 candidates.
South Kingstown Man Charged With Drunken Driving, High Speed Pursuit on a Dirt Bike
Frederick B. Sisson, 60, of 52 Willard Ave., South Kingstown, was arrested at about 6:41 p.m. on Sept. 15 and charged with drunken driving, eluding police and eluding police via a high speed chase.
According to police, an officer had another vehicle stopped on Post Road near Belmont Avenue. Police said that while conducting this traffic stop, they noted Sisson on a grey Yamaha Vino lose control of the bike several times, falling to the ground.
Police said that the officer closed out the first traffic stop, and then attempted to pull Sisson over via hand signals. Police said that Sisson spoke to the officer from a short distance away, trying to get him to pull over, which Sisson refused to do despite three requests.
According to police, the officer then followed Sisson with his lights on, but Sisson refused to pull over. The officer lost Sisson by Willard Avenue, as Sisson made a quick turn that the squad car wasn’t able to keep up with.
However, police said another officer had been routed to the area of Old Post Road and Willard Avenue, and saw the yard that Sisson pulled into. Police said Sisson ignored this officer’s commands to stop walking to his home, and he was arrested and then patted down for officer safety.
According to police, Sisson refused to submit to chemical tests, but smelled strongly of alcohol. He was arrested and charged with drunken driving as a result.
Police also noted that Sisson had cuts on his arms and legs, and a contusion above his eye, but he refused treatment, or to submit to a chemical test. He was processed and then released at about 7:30 p.m.
Massachusetts Man Charged With License Violation
Sauel R. Ditrolio, 59, of 614 Washington St., Suite Apt. #8, South Attleboro, MA, was arrested at about 8:11 p.m. on Sept. 15 and charged with driving with a suspended license.
According to police, an officer monitoring traffic on Mooresfield Road clocked a grey sedan at about 55 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone. As a result, a traffic stop was made.
Police said a background check revealed the driver – Ditrolio – had a suspended Massachusetts license. He was arrested without incident, processed and then released at about 9:33 p.m.
New York Teen Cited for Transportation of Alcohol by a Minor
Ryan A. Wesnofske, 19, of 4270 Bridge Lane, Cuthogue, NY, was cited at about 5:43 p.m. on Sept. 15 and charged with transportation of alcohol by a minor.
According to police, an officer monitoring traffic at Wakefield Liquor noted two men with alcohol get into a car registered to Wesnofske, a minor. A traffic stop was made on Route 108 near Columbia Street after the officer clocked Wesnofske’s car at 37 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone.
Police said that when asked about the alcohol, Wesnofske turned over a 1.75-liter bottle of Grey Goose vodka to officers. He was cited for the violation.
URI Student Cited for Alcohol Violations
Alexander E. Fournier, 19, of 265 Old North Road, South Kingstown, was cited at about 12:55 a.m. on Sept. 15 and charged with possession of alcohol by a minor and procurement of alcohol for minors. According to online records, Fournier is a student at the University of Rhode Island.
According to police, they received a report of a loud party at Fournier’s home. Police said about 75 people were there, and according to interviews with people leaving, there was also alcohol in the residence.
Police said that when speaking with Fournier, he admitted to drinking alcohol despite only being 19. Police said a keg was found in the garage. The keg and several miscellaneous beer cans and bottles were confiscated and disposed of.
Two South Kingstown Teens Cited for Alcohol Possession
At about 12:50 a.m. on Sept. 15, police reported citing two 17-year-old South Kingstown boys for possession of alcohol. The driver was also cited for transportation of alcohol by a minor.
According to police, an officer patrolling on Route 108 south of Broad Rock Road noted a gray Ford Explorer traveling without any lights on. A traffic stop was made on Kersey Road.
Police said that both the driver and the passenger in the car admitted to drinking earlier in the evening – police questioned them about drinking based on the smell of alcohol coming from the vehicle.
However, police said that the driver passed field sobriety tests, and as a result there was insufficient evidence to arrest for drunken driving, despite the 0.02 legal limit for minors. The driver was cited for transportation of alcohol by a minor after an inventory of the car revealed four cans of Narragansett beer.
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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