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 Possession of Marijuana, Driving Violations
Michael Andrew Regan, 20, of 5 Springbrook Road, Narragansett, was arrested at about 3:08 a.m. on Jan. 4 and charged with possession of marijuana. Police said Regan is a student at the University of Rhode Island.
According to police, an officer clocked a car driven by Regan at 44 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone on Bonnet Shores Road. A traffic stop was made on Springbrook Road as a result.
Police said that when speaking to Regan, he and the interior of the car smelled strongly of marijuana. Police also noted that Regan did not have his insurance card, and a check of the car’s registration revealed that it was suspended in Massachusetts for failure to obtain an inspection certificate.
According to police, when asked if he had marijuana, Regan initially denied possession before removing a small mason jar from his jacket before a pat-down search. He was then arrested without incident.
Police said Regan was processed and then released at about 4:45 a.m. He was also cited for speeding, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and operation a motor vehicle without proof of insurance.
Teen Too Scared To Use Fake Seized ID
At about 2:37 a.m. on Jan. 4, an officer noted four unattended bags in front of a home on Newport Lane. Police said a search of the bags revealed a license for an over 21-year-old Maryland woman.
According to police, while searching the bags a 19-year-old Massachusetts woman came out of the home and told police that the bags belonged to her. Police noted that while she had the same name as the Maryland woman, the pictures on her Maryland and Massachusetts licenses were different, along with the ages.
The woman told police that she had ordered the fake Maryland ID from a website but had been too scared to use it. The license was seized, but the bags were returned to the woman.
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