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State Police Arrest 11 for DUI St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

RI Trooper Log
RI Trooper Log
The Rhode Island State Police are stationed in several barracks throughout RI.

Rhode Island State Police arrested 11 peopleover the St. Patrick’s Day weekend on DUI charges, including one Warwickresident.

The following DUI arrests were recorded from 5 p.m. Friday nightthrough 6 a.m. today:

Hector Martin Rodriguez Montufar, age 35, of 36 Wendall St.,Providence, wasarrested at about 3:30 a.m. Monday after troopers received several E-911 callsfor a wrong-way driver on Rte. 6 and later on I-295. The vehicle was headingnorth in the southbound high-speed travel lane on I-295 when it was stoppedwith the assistance of Smithfield police.

The driver, identified as Montufar, was charged withdriving under the influence ofintoxicating liquor/drugs, first offense, B.A.C of .15 or greater (Phase I:.199 / Phase II: .215).

Charles Gasrow, age 63, of 45 Mount Pleasant View Ave.,Cumberland, wasarrested at approximately 10:20 p.m. Sunday aftertroopers received a call for an erratic operator onInterstate 295. They stopped the vehicle after it exited the highway ontoMendon Road in Cumberland.

The operator, identified as Gasrow, wascharged withdriving under the influence ofintoxicating liquor/drugs, first offense, B.A.C of .10-.15 (Phase I: .145 /Phase II: .150). He also was issued a citation for laned roadway violations.

Hailey Sousa, 21, of 523 Sharps Lot Road, Swansea, MA,was arrested at approximately11:40 p.m. Sunday after troopers received several E-911 calls for an erraticoperator. Troopers stopped the vehicle on Rte. 6 in Johnston and charged theoperator, identified as Sousa, withdriving under the influence ofintoxicating liquor and/or drugs, B.A.C. unknown, first offense, and refusal tosubmit to a chemical test.

She also was cited for leaving the lane of travel; laned roadwayviolations; and turn signal required.

Alexander Lonardo, age 24, of 716 Central Ave., Johnston,was arrested at approximately 2

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a.m. Sunday after troopers stopped him for speeding on Interstate 95 South inWarwick.

He was charged withdriving under the influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs, firstoffense, B.A.C of .08 to .10 (Phase I: 0.099 / Phase II: .102).

He also was issued a citation for speeding.

Aaryn Cardoza, age 28, of 365 Union Ave., Providence,was arrested at approximately1:45 a.m. Sunday by troopers investigating reports of an erratic operator on Rte.6 in Johnston.Shewascharged withdriving under the influence ofintoxicating liquor/drugs, first offense, B.A.C of .10-.15 (Phase I: .141 /Phase II: .142).She also was issued a citation for laned roadwayviolations.

Jasmine Fortes, age 27, of 45 Fletcher St., Central Falls,was arrested at approximately 12:40a.m. Sunday after Troopers stopped her for operating erratically on Interstate95 in Pawtucket. Shewascharged withdriving under the influence ofintoxicating liquor/drugs, first offense, B.A.C of .15 or greater (Phase I:.177 / Phase II: .175). She also cited for driving after suspension of license,first offense; laned roadway violations; and no seatbelt -operator and noseatbelt – passenger. In addition, she was wanted on a bench warrant from ThirdDivision District Court for failure to appear for a pre-trial conference on alarceny charge originating from the Coventry Police Department.

Francesco Rizzo, age 67, of 3438 Post Road, Warwick,was arrested at approximately11:10 p.m. Saturday after troopers spotted a car allegedly travelling 105 milesan hour on Interstate 95 South in Providence. The driver, identified as Mr.Rizzo, was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicating liquorand/or drugs, B.A.C. unknown, first offense, and refusal to submit to achemical test. He also was charged with speeding; laned roadway violations; and

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turn signal required.

Harshal Patel, age 22, of 100 Harbourside Boulevard, Unit #B101,Providence, wasarrested at approximately 9:50 p.m. Saturday after troopers stopped his vehicleon I-95 in Cranston for speeding and operating erratically. He was chargedwithdriving under theinfluence of intoxicating liquor/drugs, first offense, B.A.C of .10-.15 (PhaseI: .153 / Phase II: .146). He also was issued citations for speeding and lanedroadway violations.

Justin C. Raymond, age 33, of 2 Hazard St., South Kingstown, was arrested at approximately 9:45p.m. Saturday after troopers stopped him for not yielding to a marked policecar stopped on the side of the road on Route 138 West in North Kingstown.

He was charged withdriving under the influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs, firstoffense, B.A.C of .10-.15 (Phase I: .138 / Phase II: .139). He also was issuedcitations for conditions requiring reduced speed – the move-over law; lanedroadway violations; presence of alcoholic beverage while operating a motorvehicle; and no seat belt – operator.

Julio Garcia, age 58, of 25 Lincoln Ave., Cranston,was arrested at approximately 2:30a.m. Saturday after troopers spotted him allegedly operating erratically onInterstate 95 in Cranston. He was charged withdriving under the influence ofintoxicating liquor and/or drugs, B.A.C. unknown, first offense, and refusal tosubmit to a chemical test.He also was cited for turn signal required and laned roadwayviolations.

Corey Lemay, age 24, of 168 Lake Garden Drive, Cranston,was arrested at approximately1:40 a.m. Saturday after troopers stopped him for allegedly speeding onInterstate 95 in Warwick, where he was recorded travelling more than 80 milesan hour in a 55 mile-per-hour zone.

He was charged withdriving under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs,B.A.C. unknown, first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test.He also was issued citations for speedingand laned roadway violations.