WARWICK, RI — A Warwick officer called for a report of a driver leaving a crash near McDonalds’ at 876 Bald Hill Road March 19 at 2:25 a.m. found and stopped the man’s gray 2009 Nissan Sentra headed south near Haxton’s Liquors, arresting him on a DUI charge.
Officer Jamey Petit spotted the Nissan headed south past 1123 Bald Hill Road, and saw it had damage to its front end, with the bumper dragging on the road, scraping the driver’s side front wheel, and turned around to pull it over, according to the officer’s report. Once it was stopped, Petit reported its rear license plate (the front was missing) was a Massachusetts registration.
Petit spoke with the driver, later identifying him as Steven Mclintock, 21, who had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and bloodshot eyes, the officer reported. Mclintock said he had been in what he believed to be a minor crash. The driver was unable to produce his license or registration, according to the report.
At the scene of the crash, minor damage to the struck vehicle, a 2003 Volvo, was reported.
During a series of sobriety tests, Mclintock was unsteady on his feet, exhibited involuntary eye movement, and fell during a walk and turn test.
Petit arrested Mclintock on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, then transported him to Warwick Police Headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, where he registered a .280 and .263 on a blood alcohol test.
Petit charged Mclintock with DUI, first offense, .15 or greater, and failing to stop after an accident with damage resulting. He was released to a sober adult at 5:45 a.m.
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