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Caller Reports Erratic Driver, WPD Makes DUI Arrest

The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.

WARWICK, RI — Warwick Officer Justin Martin was called to Jefferson Boulevard near the Holiday Inn Express, where a caller reported a swerving, erratic driver, ultimately stopping and arresting the Cranston woman on a DUI charge.

As Martin drove toward the address, dispatch advised him the reporting motorist provided information allowing them to identify the vehicle was a 2010 Subaru Imprezza. The Imprezza was now driving in the middle of the north and south lanes, according to the officer’s report.

Martin caught up with the Imprezza as it turned right onto Lincoln Avenue approaching Post Road, and saw it make a wide right from Lincoln onto Post, then enter the left lane headed south. The Imprezza crossed the road’s dashed white lines with its front and rear right tires, then veered back, according to the officer’s report.

The car continues to swerve and Martin pulled over the driver at 1800 Post Road, but the car continued for about fifty yards before making a slow left into the parking lot of Wyndham Hotel at 1850 Post Road, according to Martin’s report.

Martin approached the driver and identified him as Nady Meas, 35, of 75 Lawrence St., Cranston, noting her eyes were bloodshot and her movement was slow. She forgot what she was looking for while searching for her registration and had to be reminded before telling Martin she couldn’t find it, according to the report. She told Martin she had drank two shots of Tequila about 20 minutes prior to the stop at her home. She said she was dropping a friend off on Post Road.

During a series of sobriety tests, Meas demonstrated a lack of smooth pursuit and involuntary eye movement in her vision, missed heel-to-toe cadence, step off line and use her arms for balance while walking a straight line, and could not balance on one foot.

Martin asked Meas to turn around and place her hands behind her back so she could be handcuffed because he was arresting her for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Meas began asking questions and started walking away from Martin, and he had to grasp her by both arms to direct her back to the car. He instructed her to place her hands behind her back again, but she refused.

WPD Sgt. Robert Hart, who had also responded to the call, stepped in and grasped one of Meas’ arms to help Martin handcuff her, which she passively resisted, according to the report. While being walked to the cruiser for transport to Warwick Police Headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, Meas stopped walking and the officers carried her to the car.

At headquarters, Meas said she had actually had four shots, two at her house and two at the Cork & Rye Restaurant.

She refused to submit to a chemical breath test, and Martin charged her with one count of DUI, blood alcohol unknown, and issued her a violation for refusing the test, and released.

Rob Borkowski
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