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Slow Rte. 95 Driver Faces DUI Charge Jan. 19

[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] The WPD has ID'd the drivers in Monday's Airport Road Motorcycle crash, and disclosed more details of the investigation.

[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] The WPD has ID'd the drivers in Monday's Airport Road Motorcycle crash, and disclosed more details of the investigation.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Warwick Police Department.
WARWICK, RI — A Providence woman will appear in Third District Court Jan. 19 on a DUI charge after Warwick officers stopped her while driving a white 2017 Nisssan Maxima at 35 mph on Rte. 95 Nov. 24.

Warwick Police charged Lisa Jensen, 38, of 746 Plainfield St., Apt. 2, Providence, RI, with driving under the influence of alcohol and cited her for refusing a breath test of her blood alcohol level. She was arraigned in Third District Court Dec. 14, and scheduled for a pretrial conference on Jan. 19.

Officer Kyle Fitsimmons spotted Jensen’s white Maxima in the far left lane at 7:50 p.m., traveling at 35 mph, without its lights on,  and pulled the driver over, according to his report. He had just entered the 55 mph zone of the highway from East Avenue in Warwick.

Officers Michael Rosa and Kevin grant arrived shortly after to assist. Rosa identified Jensen and asked her to step from her car, which she did, according to the report. Jensen told him she had just eaten 10 marijuana gummies within an hour, but Rosa also smelled alcohol on the woman’s breath as they spoke, according to the report.

Rosa asked Jensen to take a series of sobriety tests, during which she demonstrated  lack of smooth pursuit in her vision and used her arms for balance and only managed to keep her foot up for three seconds during a one-leg stand test. A walk and turn test was not conducted due to Jensen’s recent back injury.

Rosa arrested Jensen on suspicion of DUI, alcohol, and transported her to Kent Hospital, where she refused to submit to a breath test of her blood alcohol level. She was fingerprinted at the East Greenwich Police Department then transferred to Warwick Police Headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, where she was processed and released to the custody of a sober adult.

Jensen’s Maximaa was towed from the highway by City Towing.

 

 

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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