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Officer Stops, Arrests Speeding Driver on DUI Charge

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 — Officer Isherwood spotted a silver Kia Sportageturning onto Warwick Avenue from Airport Road Feb. 8 at 12:13 a.m. without aturn signal before speeding down the street, stopping and arresting the driver

on a DUI charge.

Isherwood watched as the truck sped above 50 mph, driftingacross the lanes and slowing to about 25 mph a few times before the officerpulled the SUV over at the intersection of Warwick Avenue and Lindy Avenue,according to the officer’s report.

Isherwood identified the driver as Corey Cote, 49, of 96Burgoyne Drive, Warwick. Cote said he had been returning from Grid Iron onWarwick Avenue and had been heading home. As they spoke Isherwood could smell astrong odor of alcohol on the man’s breath. When asked if he’d had anything todrink that night, Cote replied, ‘Yes,” according to the officer’s report.

When asked how many alcoholic drinks he’d had that night, Cote

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replied, “Too many,” according to the report, adding, “ I know I shouldn’t bedriving right now. I’m drunk and had too much to drink,” Cote said.

A series of sobriety tests showed Cote was unable to followinstructions for the vision test, was not able to walk a straight line, andcould not safely balance on one foot. Isherwood arrested him on suspicion ofDUI, and transported him to Warwick Police Headquarters, 99 Veterans MemorialDrive.

At the station, Cote registered a .213 and .206 blood alcohollevel on separate breath tests. Isherwood charged him with DUI, first offense,failure to obey traffic signals and lane violations.