After turning himself in to South Kingstown police on Wednesday morning, Dean C. Philbrick, of Wakefield was released on $15,000 bail with surety.
According to reports, Philbrick, 46, of 50 Harcourt Ave., Wakefield, was processed and arraigned in Fourth Division District Court on charges of driving under the influence, death resulting, and driving to endanger, death resulting. Besides bail, the court referred Philbrick to Pre-Trial services for substance abuse and a mental health evaluation, ordered him to not consume alcohol and forfeit his drivers license. He waived his right to extradition.
Sgt. Mark Healy, South Kingstown police prosecutor, said a status review update is scheduled for March 14 and a felony screening is scheduled for April 10. The state Attorney General's office will schedule a felony arraignment in Washington County Superior Court.
According to Healey, officers noted an odor of alcohol when speaking with Philbrick after his car collided with a telephone pole and several trees just after midnight on and killed , 23, formerly of 95 Wood Lane.
Knowles was a journalism and women's studies major at the University of Rhode Island.
Philbrick had worked with Knowles and the other passenger, Rebecca Scott, 29, of 12 Lily Lane, Narragansett, at Turtle Soup in Narragansett.