WARWICK, RI — Officer Bruce Law was posted at the intersection of Cowesett and Post Road when a car crashed into another stopped at the red light, leading him to arrest the offending driver on a DUI charge March 3 at 7:24 p.m.
Law approached the crashed cars and spoke with the driver ofthe car that had been struck. She told him she was injured, but able to drive
Law found the second car, a black 2014 Toyota Venza, drivenby Isa F. Morales, 38, of 3595 Post Road, Apt. 11202, Warwick, about 250 ft.from the crash site, north on Post Road, according to the report.
The car was stopped part on the road and part on theshoulder, according to Law’s report. The engine was running and Morales was inthe driver’s seat, unbuckled, Law reported. As the officer opened the driver’sdoor, he immediately smelled a strong odor of alcohol from the driver’s breathand her vehicle.
Law asked Morales for her license and about what hadhappened, and he noticed the driver’s eyes were bloodshot and the odor of
Law asked Morales to perform a number of sobriety tests,which she submitted to, exhibiting a lack of smooth pursuit and involuntarymovement in her vision, nearly fell over during a walk and turn test, and couldnot balance on one foot.
Law arrested Morales on suspicion of driving under theinfluence of alcohol, and transported her to Warwick Police Headquarters, 99Veterans Memorial Drive, where she registered a .259 and .253 on successivebreath blood alcohol tests.
Law arranged for Morales to be transported to Kent Hospitalfor evaluation for a welt on her head, and issued her a summons to ThirdDistrict Court for the DUI charge. She was also issued a citation for failingto maintain proper intervals between vehicles.