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State Police: Four Thanksgiving weekend DUI arrests

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

RI Troopers responded to 1,093 calls for service over theThanksgiving holiday (from 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, through midnightMonday, Nov. 26), including 106 traffic crashes – none resulting in death or serious injury.

Four people were arrested for driving under the influence ofalcohol and/or drugs during this period, one of them a Warwick resident.

“Rhode Islanders clearly heard and heeded the warnings not to drink anddrive, which helped keep our roadways safe,” Colonel Assumpico, superintendentof the Rhode Island State Police, said.

“Our troopers will remain vigilant in enforcing allmotor vehicle laws, especially when it comes to keeping impaired drivers offthe roads during the upcoming holidays.”

Among the arrests that weekend were:

DUI in Pawtucket – Jason Parks, 39, of 65 Ingalls St.,Warwick, was arrested at approximately 1:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22 after a motorvehicle stop on I-95 in Pawtucket. He was charged with driving under the

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influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs, B.A.C of .10-.15 (Phase I: .113 / PhaseII: .118). He was also cited for lane violations.

Erratic driver, DUIin Johnston Albert Danti, 30, of 9 Maple Ave, Johnston, was arrested atapproximately 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22 after troopers spotted him allegedlyspeeding and operating erratically on I-295 and Route 6 in Johnston, where hewas stopped.

Danti was charged with driving under the influence ofintoxicating liquor and/or drugs, B.A.C. unknown, and refusal to submit to achemical test. He also was cited for speeding; laned roadway violations;failure to maintain reasonable and prudent speeds; interior lights to beoperated during a police stop; no seatbelt – operator; and care in startingfrom stop.

East Greenwich crash JamesStilson, 25, of 480 South County Trail, Exeter, was arrested at approximately 2a.m. Thursday after his car went off the road and crashed on Rte 4, near theramp to South County Trail, in East Greenwich.

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He was charged with driving under the influence ofintoxicating liquor/drugs, first offense, B.A.C of .10-.15 (Phase I: .132 /Phase II: .136). He also was cited for failure to maintain reasonable andprudent speeds; laned roadway violations; use of breakdown lane for travel; andduty in accident resulting in damage to highway.

Providence trafficstop Julio Tejeda, 39, of 404 Wellington Ave., Cranston, was arrested atapproximately 12:50 p.m. Saturday after a motor vehicle stop on Elmwood Avenuein Providence.

He was charged with driving under the influence ofintoxicating liquor and/or drugs, B.A.C. unknown, and refusal to submit to achemical test. He also was cited for failure to maintain reasonable and prudentspeeds and laned roadway violations.