Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
URI Student Charged With Drunken Driving After Ignoring Commands to Stop
Kevin P. Lamoureux, 21, of 30 Desano Drive, Narragansett, was arrested at about 1:57 a.m. on April 11 and charged with drunken driving. Police said Lamoureux is a student at the University of Rhode Island.
According to police, an officer monitoring traffic on Point Judith Road near Westlake’s Garage saw a green SUV and a small red car traveling next to one another at a high rate of speed. Police said the SUV was clocked at 72 miles per hour, and the red car was clocked at 69 miles per hour.
Police said the officer attempted to make a traffic stop on both vehicles on Burnside Avenue by pulling into the middle of the roadway, blocking access.
However, the officer said that the red car – driven by Lamoureux – ignored his instructions to stop, despite the officer noting that the window was down. The officer said he also slapped on the car’s hood in an attempt to get it to stop, but was ignored.
Police said the officer re-entered his cruiser and followed the car to a driveway on Desano Drive. Police said the cruiser’s emergency lights were on the entire time.
According to police, Lamoureux ignored questions from officers, and he stumbled out of the car when they opened the door. Police said when they asked him about his driving, he smelled of alcohol, and told them, “I thought you were stopping the other car and I knew I had to go around you by law.”
Police said Lamoureux consent to field sobriety tests, which he failed. He was arrested at this point.
According to police, Lamoureux took chemical breath tests at headquarters, which revealed blood alcohol levels of .198 at 2:52 a.m. and .196 at 2:54 a.m. He was also cited for speeding and laned roadway violations.
Police said the driver of the SUV – Tyler R. Ryan, 22 – passed field sobriety tests. As a result, he was only cited for speeding.
Exeter Teen Charged With Domestic Assault
Clare Schroeder, 18, of 109 Sunderland Road, Exeter, was arrested at about 1:15 p.m. on April 11 and charged with domestic assault.
According to police, on April 8 they received a report from a 22-year-old Narragansett woman that the previous day, Schroeder had assaulted her boyfriend.
The woman told police that Schroeder was the ex-girlfriend of her boyfriend. She said that Schroeder had come to her residence, upset about the new relationship, and had hit and slapped the man in the face about 10 times.
Police said that they spoke with the boyfriend, a 20-year-old Narragansett man, who initially confirmed the statement that his girlfriend provided. However, police said that when he was informed Schroeder would be arrested, he requested repeatedly that his statement be recanted.
According to police, an arrest warrant was drafted for Schroeder on April 8. Police said she turned herself into headquarters on April 11 and was arrested without incident.
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