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Snow-Covered Car’s Driver Arrested for Suspended License

[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] A car with the snow and ice from a recent snowstorm still riding with the driver at 55 mph. There is an $85 fine in RI for driving your car in this condition.

[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] A car with the snow and ice from a recent snowstorm still riding with the driver at 55 mph. There is an $85 fine in RI for driving your car in this condition.
[FILE PHOTO CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] A car with the snow and ice from a recent snowstorm in 2015, still riding with the driver at 55 mph. There is an $85 fine in RI for driving your car in this condition.
WARWICK, RI — Driving with the last snowstorm’s worth of snow on your car not only carries an $85 fine, it makes you conspicuous to law enforcement.

That was unfortunate for Elia Rodriguez, 36, of 105 Wadsworth St., Providence, who happened to be driving on a suspended license near Rte. 95 North’s exit 16 when Officer David Boardman spotted him driving a blue 2007 Toyota Avalon with its back windshield carrying a “heavy amount of snow,” according to the officer’s report. Boardman also reported heavy tint on the Avalon’s windows.

Boardman stopped Rodriguez near the exit, discovered his suspended license, and arrested him. One of his friends was called to pick up the car, since the other passenger in the Avalon also didn’t have a valid license.

Boardman transported Rodriguez to Warwick Police Headquarters, where he was processed and cited for driving with a suspended license. Boardman also issued warnings to Rodriguez for illegal tint and for driving with snow on his car.

Rob Borkowski
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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 editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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