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SK Police Log: August 19, 2012

An accident with a Vespa scooter leads to a drunken driving charge.

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

Vespa Scooter Accident Leads to Drunken Driving Charge

Scott Michael Brannigan, 35, of 228 Shannock Village Road, Shannock, was arrested at about 3:14 a.m. on Aug. 19 and charged with drunken driving.

According to police, they received a report of an accident involving a Vespa-style motor scooter on Tuckertown Road near Tuckertown Park. Brannigan allegedly told police that he lost control when a deer stepped into the roadway, and also that he had had too much to drink.

Police noted that because of a severe leg injury, Brannigan had muscle bulging from his leg, breaking the skin. As a result, field sobriety tests were not conducted, but because Brannigan appeared to be intoxicated he was arrested and charged with drunken driving.

According to police, Brannigan refused to allow his blood to be tested while receiving treatment at South County Hospital. He was discharged at about 5 a.m., processed at police headquarters and then released at about 7 a.m.

Brannigan told police that while at Casey’s, he had three 16-ounce beers and two shots of vodka before leaving at 2:30 a.m. He was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test and for losing control of a motor vehicle.

South Kingstown Woman Charged With Drunken Driving

Lisa M. McCusker, 22, of 10 Shepherd Drive, South Kingstown, was arrested at about 1:40 a.m. on Aug. 19 and charged with drunken driving, and cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test.

According to police, an officer driving south on Route 1 noted a car in front of him swerving. As a result, a traffic stop was made.

Police said that while speaking with McCusker, she smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking with a family member earlier that night at Bobby G’s.

According to police, McCusker asked them if they were going to arrest her, and then asked, “Can I just leave my car here and have my sister come pick me up?” Police then noted that she opened her car door and vomited on the ground.

Police said when they asked her to submit to field sobriety tests, she allegedly replied, “No, don’t bother, I’m drunk and embarrassed.”

As a result, she was arrested and charged with drunken driving. Police noted that she vomited several times in the back of the patrol car while being transported to headquarters.

McCusker refused to submit to a chemical test, which she was also cited for. She was processed and then released at about 4:25 a.m.

West Warwick Man Charged With License Violation

Collin J. Kasyan, 34, of 125 Providence St., Apt. #S109, West Warwick, was arrested at about 7:18 p.m. on Aug. 19 and charged with driving with a suspended license.

According to police, an officer checking inspection stickers and vehicle registrations on Main Street found a black 2010 Mitsubishi with the owner having a suspended license. A traffic stop was made on River Street.

A background check of the driver – Kasyan – confirmed that his license was suspended. He was arrested without incident, processed and then released at about 7:54 p.m.

Narragansett Man Charged With License Violation

Devon E. Anderson, 27, of 111 North River Drive, Narragansett, was arrested at about 5:33 p.m. on Aug. 19 and charged with driving with a suspended license.

According to police, an officer patrolling for inspection sticker and vehicle registration violations saw Anderson driving a brown Chevy on North Road near Saugatucket Road. A background check revealed that his license was suspended.

A traffic stop was made near Watson Farm, and Anderson’s identity was confirmed. He was arrested without incident, processed, and then released at about 7 p.m.

South Kingstown Man Arrested for Two Warrants

Curtis J. Hicks, 55, of Church St., South Kingstown, was arrested at about 8:27 p.m. on Aug. 19. Police said a Fourth Division District Court warrant and a Washington County Superior Court warrant were out for his arrest.

According to police, an officer familiar with Hicks and his warrant status saw him walking near the Welcome Mart on High Street. A background check confirmed the warrants, and he was arrested without incident.

East Providence Man Arrested for Warrant

John Alden, 34, of 213 Narragansett Ave., East Providence, was arrested at about 5:20 p.m. on Aug. 19. Police said a Fourth Division District Court warrant was out for his arrest for unpaid court fines.

According to police, an officer monitoring traffic on Route 1 clocked a van at 69 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone. A traffic stop was made near Pond Street.

Police said a background check of one of the passengers – Alden – revealed a warrant for failing to pay fines related to a past drunken driving charge. He was arrested without incident.

According to police, Alden’s friends paid his fines -- $490.50 – at police headquarters. As a result, he was released after processing and a future court date was not scheduled.

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 . 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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