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Pawtucket Woman Gets 30-Day License Suspension for DUI That Left Car Hanging Off Wall

Warwick Police Department
Warwick Police Department

WARWICK, RI — A Pawtucket woman charged with DUI after a Warwick Police officer found her running car dangling over a wall on Elmwood Avenue has been given a 30-day license suspension and ordered to keep an interlock system on her car for nine months.

At a hearing on March 20, Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal Hearing Officer Domenic A. DiSandro III also ordered Diane Granja, 47, to complete 10 hours of community service, attend an alcohol education program, and pay $949 in fees and court costs on a charge of refusing to submit to a chemical test.

The interlock system prevents a car from being started unless the driver’s blood-alcohol level, as measured by a breathalyzer, falls below a pre-programmed level.

In a separate hearing at Third District Court on March 20, Judge Mary McCaffrey dismissed the misdemeanor DUI charge filed by Warwick Police.

According to the initial police report, Officer Tyler Stone responded to the parking lot of D&H Collision Center on Elmwood Avenue at about 9 p.m. on Feb. 3 for a report of a car crash.

When he arrived, Stone found Granja’s car hanging over a retaining wall, and reported that she appeared to be drunk and failed in performing field sobriety tests, leading to the DUI charge. Granja could not explain how the car ended up on the wall, Stone noted.

Stone also reported that Granja refused to take a breath test at police headquarters, resulting in the RITT citation.

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