Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Jamestown Man Charged With Drunken Driving – Second Offense
Joseph D. Pinheiro, 26, of 161 Beacon Ave., Jamestown, was arrested at about 11:59 p.m. on March 25 and charged with drunken driving – second offense – and cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test.
According to police, they received a report of a car accident involving Pinheiro’s vehicle rear-ending another car. Police said that evidence on the scene and a statement from the other driver indicated that Pinheiro rear-ended a grey Volvo, and then his Jeep Cherokee flipped over into the woods near the Prout School on Route 1.
Police said that while speaking with Pinheiro, he smelled strongly of alcohol, and claimed that the other driver had rear-ended him. He also reportedly told police several times that his roommate was a lawyer, and that he was going to have the officer’s job.
According to police, Pinheiro was arrested before being transported to South County Hospital for treatment, based on his behavior and the evidence at the scene. Police noted that he was uncooperative and belligerent throughout treatment at the hospital.
Police said that Pinheiro refused to submit to a chemical test at the hospital. He was discharged at 1:40 a.m.
According to police, Pinheiro was uncooperative throughout booking as well, and had to be placed into a padded cell for his safety. He was finally processed at about 5:45 a.m. and then released at about 6:20 a.m.
Narragansett Man Charged With Violating No-Contact Order
Edwin C. Ballou, 53, of 196 Ocean Road, Apt. #A, South Kingstown, was arrested at about 6:25 p.m. on March 25 and charged with violating a no-contact order.
According to police, a family member of Ballou’s said that he had left a voicemail on his phone earlier that day, in violation of a no-contact order between them. Police confirmed the no-contact order, and the voicemail.
South Kingstown police said they spoke with Ballou outside of his home, with a Narragansett officer present. Police said Ballou admitted to leaving a message on the family member’s phone, at which point he was arrested without incident.
According to police, Ballou was held for arraignment at Fourth Division District Court at 9 a.m. on March 26.
Saunderstown Woman Charged With License Violation
Dina R. Lindia, 32, of 21 Bridge View Court, Saunderstown, was arrested at about 2:47 a.m. on March 25 and charged with driving with a suspended license.
According to police, an officer monitoring traffic on Old Tower Hill Road ran the plate of a passing car, which revealed that the registered owner – Lindia – had a suspended license for failing to appear at a court hearing related to a speeding ticket.
Police said a traffic stop was made near Old Mountain Field, which confirmed that Lindia was the driver. Police said she was arrested without incident, processed at headquarters and then released at about 3:45 a.m.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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