Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
After Driving Through PD Lot, Doing 64-Second Keg Stand, Warwick Man Charged With Drunken Driving
Peter S. Lee, 20, of 80 Oakside St., Warwick, was arrested at about 12:15 a.m. on June 27 and charged with drunken driving. Police said Lee is a student at the University of Rhode Island.
According to police, a dispatcher said that a black Jetta had driven through the north lot of the police department erratically and almost hit a curb. The dispatcher also told police that the car appeared to run a red light at the intersection of Kingstown Road and Curtis Corner Road.
Police said they were able to catch up to the car on Broad Rock Road, and estimated its speed at more than 50 miles per hour. A traffic stop was made north of Dale Carlia Street.
According to police, Lee smelled of alcohol, and it took him several attempts to remove his license from his wallet. Police also noted that Lee handed them two insurance cards, and that it took him several tries to locate his registration despite it being in plain sight in a stack of papers.
Police asked Lee to submit to field sobriety tests, which they said he failed. He was arrested and charged with drunken driving. A passenger in the car was unable to drive it from the scene, so the car was towed.
According to police, the passenger told them that he and Lee had been at a party earlier that night.
The passenger allegedly told police that Lee had “only had a couple,” but added that Lee did a keg stand and “beat everyone at the party, 64 seconds.”
Nude North Kingstown Man Cited for Improper Conduct
Edgar Rundlett, 31, of 65 Sweet Meadow Drive, North Kingstown, was cited at about 12:29 a.m. on June 27 and charged with improper conduct.
According to police, an officer working a detail at the Ocean Mist was called to the back deck by employees. Police said that Rundlett had gotten nude, ran down to the beach and jumped into the ocean.
Police said they went to the beach, asked Rundlett to get dressed, and then cited him for improper conduct. He was asked to leave and complied, police said.
South Kingstown Woman Charged With Shoplifting
Corisa L. Fratiello, 20, of 94 Fortin Road, South Kingstown, was arrested at about 12:34 p.m. on June 27 and charged with shoplifting.
According to police, employees at CVS on Fortin Road saw Fratiello put a pair of Phillips headphones inside her purse and then leave the store. Police said store security footage was also available.
The headphones were valued at $22.46. Fratiello was arrested and charged with shoplifting. She was also issued a no-trespass order for CVS.
South Kingstown Teen Cited for Transportation of Alcohol by a Minor
John D. Celico, 18, of 155 Old North Road, South Kingstown, was cited at about 6:38 p.m. on June 27 and charged with transportation of alcohol by a minor.
According to police, two officers monitoring the traffic at Geaber’s Liquors noted a transfer of alcohol outside the store between a woman in Celico’s car and an unidentified man. Police said they followed the car, driven by Celico, as it accelerated to 50 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone on Route 1.
Police made a traffic stop on Route 1. After questioning, the passenger admitted that there was alcohol in the car, and police confiscated two six packs of Narragansett beer and a 750 mL bottle of Captain Morgan spiced rum.
According to police, Celico showed no signs of impairment. He was cited and allowed to drive from the scene.
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