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Officer Arrests Speeding Johnston Driver for DUI

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 Police arrested a Johnston driver Jan. 22 at 1:04 a.m. after clocking him at 60 mph on Airport Road, a 35 mph zone, ultimately charging him with Driving Under the Influence of alcohol.

Officer Randy Francis spotted the white 2014 Hyundai driven by John D. Stanielon, 21, of 2 Fairmont Ave., Johnston, traveling west on in the second lane of the road, and pulled the car over, according to his report.

Francis spoke with Stanielon, who said he was returning from a friend’s house on his way home in Johnston. Francis asked if he’d had anything to drink, or smoked any marijuana and he said no, according to Francis’s report.

Francis noted Stanielon’s pupils has shrunk to pinpoints, and his eyes were glossy. Francis could also smell a faint odor of marijuana coming from him, he reported.

Francis asked Stanielon to perform a series of sobriety tests, which he agreed to, and failed.

Stanielon demonstrated a lack of smooth pursuit in his vision, missed heel-to-toe and stepped off the line during the Walk and Turn test, and swayed during the One-Leg-Stand, according to the officer’s report.

Francis detained Stanielon, placing him in his cruiser until another officer arrived to administer a breath test. Stanielon registered a .126, and Francis arrested him, transporting him to the station, where he registered .111 and .130 on subsequent breath tests.

Francis charged Stanielon with DUI, first offense, and cited him for possession of marijuana after a search of his car produced a jar of less than an ounce of the substance.

Stanielon is scheduled for arraingment on the charges today in Third District Court.

Rob Borkowski
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