Narragansett Police Log: Oct. 30 and 31, and Nov. 1, 2012

An Exeter volunteer firefighter is charged with drunken driving, and police find a bat (the animal, not baseball).

Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Volunteer Exeter Firefighter Charged With Drunken Driving

Matthew Corriera, 25, of 151 Butternut Drive, North Kingstown, was arrested at about 12:04 a.m. on Nov. 1 and charged with drunken driving and cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test. Police noted that Corriera is a volunteer firefighter in Exeter.

According to police, an officer traveling behind a black pick-up truck on Angell Road and Point Judith Road saw it swerving, crossing over the white line and into the breakdown lane four times. Police noted that while attempting to pull the truck over on Point Judith Road, it continued traveling for about 300 feet, despite lights and sirens from the officer’s car, and it also struck a curb.

Police said that when they told Corriera the reason for the stop, he said he was “driving fine and never swerved.” Police said that when they asked Corriera where he was coming from and going, he wouldn’t talk, and a passenger had to supply them with the answers.

According to police, when asked if he had been drinking, Corriera told them, “Yeah I had a few beers.” Police noted that Corriera smelled strongly of alcohol and his eyes appeared bloodshot.

Police said Corriera consented to field sobriety tests, which he failed, at which point he was arrested. Police said that during his arrest, Corriera told them, “I understand my rights, I just don’t get why you can’t let me go.”

According to police, Corriera was uncooperative during booking, and refused to submit to a chemical test or to have a mugshot taken. He was processed and held overnight for arraignment in Fourth Division District Court.

Ack! Bat Caught on Atlantic Avenue

At about 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 30, police received a report of a bat – the animal, not baseball – in the second floor bedroom of an Atlantic Avenue home.

Police said Animal Control Officer Arthur E. Smith Jr. responded and was able to catch the bat. The bat was euthanatized, and then held for rabies testing until the state lab could re-open following the hurricane.

Party Broken Up on Wood Avenue

At about 12:28 a.m. on Nov. 1, police received a report of a loud party at 51 Wood Avenue.

According to police, about 75 to 100 people were at the party, with the street partially blocked because of parked cars. Police said the party was broken up quickly with the help of the tenants.

The tenants were identified as William S. Laurent and James Jarmoszko, 21, and Andrew W. Sousa, 22. Police said all three signed the public nuisance form without incodent.

Unless otherwise noted, the information for this article was compiled from Narragansett police reports, which are available for review by any member of the public at their headquarters on Caswell Street. 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.greenwell@patch.com.

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