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Crash Prompts Driver’s 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 — Officers Jamey Petit and Jonathan Byrne were called to the scene of a single car crash Feb. 24 at 1:22 a.m. at the intersection of Greeley Avenue and Main Avenue, ultimately arresting the driver on a DUI charge.

When they arrived, the officers found a white 2016 KiaOptima facing east in the right hand, westbound lane, showing heavy damage to

both driver’s side wheels, according to Petit’s report. The car seemed to havestruck the curb on the westbound side, according to the officer’s account.

Petit met and identified the driver as Julienna Naylor, 30of 935 Pontiac Ave., Cranston. Naylor told the officer she had just left herboyfriend’s home, where she had been drinking, according to the officer’sreport.

Petit reported that as they spoke, she could sense a moderateodor of alcohol on Naylor’s breath, that her speech was slurred. Naylor alsotold her that she should not have been driving.

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Petit asked Naylor to take a series of sobriety test, towhich she agreed. During the tests, Naylor demonstrated a lack of smoothpursuit in her vision, was unable to walk a straight line as instructed andcould not balance safely on one foot.

Petit arrested Naylor on suspicion of DUI and transportedher to Warwick Police Headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, where she registereda .246 and .249 on successive blood alcohol breath tests.

Petit charged Naylor with DUI, .15 or greater, 1stoffense, and released into the custody of her boyfriend with a summons toanswer the charges in Third District Court.

Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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