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Hit & Run Driver Arrested for DUI After Crash, Tour of Neighborhood

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, R.I. — Warwick Police responded to 28 Royal Ave. Nov. 12 at 11:11 p.m. for a report of a hit and run driver who had begun driving around the neighborhood and before stopping in front of the caller’s home, then slumping at the wheel, asleep.

Officer Ali Jaafar arrived on the scene to find the driver, later identified as Kim McIntosh, 55, of 101 Marlborough St., Cranston, asleep at the steering wheel of the maroon 2002 Camry.

Jaafar reported Macintosh’s eyes were bloodshot, her face was flushed, and a strong odor of alcohol on her breath. Her speech, Jaafar reported, was “incomprehensible.”  The officer noted the driver had open Bud Light beer cans in the car, as well as an open case of Bud Light. Jaafar also found open Bud Light cans on the side of the road in front of the house.

The caller told Jaafar that she had seen Mcintosh back into a car in the street, then drive around the neighborhood before stopping and passing out.

A field sobriety test proved unlucky for Mcintosh. She exhibited a lack of smooth pursuit in her vision, fell repeatedly during a walk and turn test and was not stable enough for the one-leg stand, Jaafar reported.

Mcintosh was combative and resisted arrest, Jafaar said, but he was able to put her in custody and transport her to Warwick Police Headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, where she refused a chemical breath test.

The driver was charged with DUI, first offense, blood alcohol unknown, leaving the scene of a crash, for littering and with having an open alcoholic beverage in her car. She was scheduled to answer the DUI charge. She was issued a summons for Dec. 6 to answer the DUI charge in Third District Court.



Rob Borkowski
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