Warwick, RI – Heavily tinted front windows weren’t a wise option for one Providence man, and neither was driving with a suspended license, but it was the no-contact order against the woman in his passenger’s seat that earned him a felony charge.
When Warwick Officer John Curley spotted the man’s 2007 Dodge Charger on Toll Gate Road headed toward West Warwick, he noted the front windows were heavily tinted. Curley pulled the car over, identifying the driver as Clifton J. Pugh, 38, of 127 Hamilton St., Providence.
Curley subsequently learned Pugh’s drivers license had been suspended indefinitely out of the state of Florida, and that he had three restraining orders against him prohibiting contact with a particular woman.
Another check revealed the woman Pugh was prohibited from being in contact with was his passenger, the registered owner of the car.
Curley arrested Pugh, transporting him to Warwick Police headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive. Curley charged Pugh with driving with a suspended license, a misdemeanor, and with violating a no-contact order, a felony.
The car was left in the woman’s possession.
Pugh is due in District Court July 21 for a screening.
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