WARWICK, RI — Officer Walter Larson’s attention was first drawn to a black BMW by illegally tinted windows and an obscuring cover over the license plate on Bald Hill Road Jan. 23 at 5:49 p.m., but arrested the driver when he discovered the plates weren’t actually registered to the car.
According to Larson’s report, the car also had pink headlights and very loud exhaust, and had been traveling south in the left turn lane on Bald Hill Road near East Avenue. It pulled a U-turn after he confirmed the plates were actually registered to a black Nissan, and had been suspended since Sept. 2019.
Larson pulled the car over as it now headed north on Bald Hill Road, and identified the driver as Jamie Betters, 30, of 8 Baker St., Johnston. Betters said he didn’t have any paperwork for the car or a license, which Larson confirmed.
Larson arrested Betters on a charge of operating a vehicle with a suspended registration, and operating a vehicle without obtaining his license, his third such offense.