Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
South Kingstown Teen Charged With Drunken Driving
Shannon L. Dewey, 19, of 4 Sunset Ave., Wakefield, was arrested at about 3:18 a.m. on March 14 and charged with drunken driving and cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test.
According to police, an officer traveling behind Dewey’s car on Broad Rock Road saw it hit a curb, swerve, nearly hit a mailbox and then hit a branch that was completely off the roadway, beyond the breakdown lane. A traffic stop was made in the 200-section.
Police said that Dewey smelled of alcohol and marijuana. Police said that when asked to consent to field sobriety tests, Dewey responded, “I don’t have to do that, there is no reason for that.” Police said they explained that after observing her driving, they couldn’t let her drive from the scene without completing the tests.
According to police, Dewey consented to the tests at this point, which she failed, at which point she was arrested. Police said an inventory of Dewey’s car revealed marijuana, a backpack with six beers and a 25-ounce beer can in the center console.
Police said that Dewey was belligerent throughout processing, screaming at officers, “This is ********, I’m not even ****ing drunk.” Police said that she refused treatment from EMTs, saying, “**** that, I’m not going to the hospital.”
According to police, during processing Dewey asked police to speak to her mother. Police said that they would not, since Dewey was an adult and her mother was not her attorney. Police said this caused Dewey to start swearing over the phone at her mother.
Police said Dewey was released at about 5 a.m. and given a ride to a home in Narragansett. She was also cited for transportation of alcohol by a minor and laned roadway violations.
South Kingstown Man With Hand Injury Arrested for Warrant
Adam F. Johnson, 28, of 50 Meadowbrook Way, Apt. #3, South Kingstown, was arrested at about 12:18 a.m. on March 14. Police said a Fourth Division District Court warrant was out for Johnson’s arrest.
According to police, driving on Kingstown Road noted a man running without a shirt on. Police noted that temperatures at the time were in the 30s.
Police said that from questioning the man, he appeared to be intoxicated, and his right hand was swollen around the knuckles. The man – identified by his ID card as Johnson – told police he had gotten into a verbal argument with someone at Rhody Joe’s and punched a wall.
According to police, a background check revealed the hold without bail warrant, stemming from failing to appear at a court hearing on Jan. 18 for a suspended license charge. Johnson was arrested without incident.
Police said that while processing Johnson, it was determined that he needed treatment for his hand. A cast was placed on it at South County Hospital.
Pawtucket Woman, On Way to Court for License Violation, Charged With License Violation
Rachel DeBrito, 25, of 339 York Ave., Pawtucket, was arrested at about 9:27 a.m. on March 14 and charged with driving with a suspended license.
According to police, they received a report of a minor car accident on Old Tower Hill Road near Casey’s and Dunkin’ Donuts. Police said DeBrito was driving one of the cars.
Police said a background check of DeBrito revealed that her license was suspended, and also, that she had been arrested in South Kingstown eight days prior for the license violation.
When asked about this, DeBrito told police she was driving to the McGrath Judicial Complex for a court hearing when the accident occurred.
DeBrito was arrested without incident, processed at headquarters and then released at about 10 a.m.
Narragansett Man Charged With License Violation
John A. Driscoll, 36, of 8 Johnson Ave., Narragansett, was arrested at about 12:24 a.m. on March 14 and charged with driving with a suspended license.
According to police, an officer monitoring traffic on Route 1 ran the registration of a blue 2000 Jeep, noting that it came back to Driscoll, who’s license was suspended.
Police said a traffic stop on Tower Hill Road near Hillside Road confirmed that Driscoll was the driver. He was arrested without incident, processed at headquarters and then released at about 1:12 a.m.
Portsmouth Man Cited for Alcohol Violation
Michael T. Sandfort, 20, of 10 Annette Drive, Portsmouth, was cited at about 8:36 p.m. on March 14 and charged with transportation of alcohol by a minor.
According to police, an officer traveling behind Sandfort’s car on Church Street clocked it at 36 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone. A traffic stop was made near Oak Dell Street.
Police said that before the traffic stop, the officer had seen alcohol loaded into Sandfort’s car, which was confiscated after ID checks revealed he was underage. Police said a 19-year-old passenger in the car purchased it with a fake ID.
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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